About the service
IntechnologySmartCities, in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, is delighted to announce the roll-out of an outdoor, free WiFi service across Southend town centre, central seafront, Hamlet Court Road and Leigh Broadway – providing residents and visitors to these areas with access to fast, efficient internet connectivity.
The Southend WiFi network
How do I connect?
Benefits of ‘on-the-go’ connectivity
Some of the most common questions about IntechnologySmartCities and the services we provide can be found below.
What is the service?
It is a free outdoor WiFi service being made available in Southend town centre, central seafront, Hamlet Court Road and Leigh Broadway.
Who can use the service?
The free WiFi service is available to all residents and visitors to Southend-on-Sea, who have access to either a WiFi-enabled laptop, tablet or mobile device, in public open spaces around the town centre, central seafront, Hamlet Court Road and Leigh Broadway.
Do I have to register?
Yes. In order to register, you will need to provide either:
- a valid email address and a few simple details to enhance your experience (i.e. name, gender, age range);or
- your Facebook log-in details (email address and password)
Why should I choose the free WiFi over 3G, 4G or GPRS?
The free WiFi service will not use any data allowance from a mobile plan and offers fast, efficient coverage, even in busy areas. This means your favourite apps and websites can display content more quickly.
When and where is it available?
The service is being made available 24/7, 365 days a year, in outdoor areas across Southend-on-Sea town centre, central seafront, Hamlet Court Road and Leigh Broadway.
A map of the available coverage area can be found above.
Do I need to sign a contract to use the service?
No. There is no contract to sign and use of the WiFi is completely free – you will not be asked for payment details when logging on or using the service.
How will you use my data?
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These are some of our most common queries, but if your question isn’t answered here, please visit our comprehensive WiFi Service FAQs.
How can I provide comments or feedback about the service?
Should you experience any issues in using the free WiFi, or have a question about the service, please get in touch below: