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Free Wireless Internet Hot Spots in Shanghai

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While the ubiquitous McDonald's and Starbucks in Shanghai have ceased to provide free wireless internet (wi fi) access, they are still lots of hot-spots around the city where it won't cost anything to go online.

There are four wireless internet service providers in Shanghai: China Telecom's Tianyitong, China Unicom's CDMA 1X, China Netcom's Mobile Office, and China Mobile's E-Traveler. Pre-paid wireless Internet cards for the various providers can be purchased at the business centres of most four- to five-star hotels.

Below is list of venues in the major commercial areas of Shanghai, where wireless internet access is still free.

Free wireless internet and wi-fi hotspots in Shanghai's Pudong area

Super Brand Mall
One of Shanghai's biggest malls, overlooking the Huangpu River.
168 West Lujiazui Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 6887 7888

St. Regis Hotel
Five-star hotel popular with business travelers.
889 Dong Fang Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 5050 4567

Shangri-La Hotel, New Tower
Five-star hotel overlooking the Huangpu River. Free wireless internet access is only available in the new tower, charges apply in the old tower.
33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 6882 8888

Free wireless internet and wi-fi hotspots in Shanghai's Xintiandi, Huaihai Lu and the former French Concession

Chatea
Popular chain of Hong Kong style Cantonese restaurants with outlets around town.
Lane 123 Xingye Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 6385 1311

Zurigo
Work space and coffee lounge
365 Xiangyang Road, Shanghai 200031
Tel: 6431 4923, website

KABB
American-style bistro.
Building 5, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 3307 0798

LUNA Café Bar & Restaurant
Pleasant spacious restaurant well-placed for people watching.
Building 16, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 6336 1717

Sasha's
Housed in a historical villa with pleasant garden seating.
11 Dongping Road (by Hengshan Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6474 6166

Zapata's Mexican Cantina
Next door to Sasha's and shares its garden seating area.
5 Hengshan Road, Shanghai
Tel: 6474 6166

O'Malley's Irish Pub
Outdoor seating available and real fireplace keeps your fingers warm in winter.
42 Taojiang Road (by Hengshan Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6474 4533

Ruzzi Restaurants
Spacious restaurant with reasonable prices and outlets in three commercial districts.
1. Level B1, Hong Kong New World Tower, 300 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai
Tel: 6386 5005

2. 528 Fuzhou Road (near Hubei Road),Shanghai
Tel: 6360 3031

3. Grand Gateway, 5F Food Court, 1 Hongqiao Road (by Huashan Road), Xujiahui, Shanghai
Tel: 6448 2595

Alexander Gym
Gym with health club and swimming pool.
3F, Building 6-7, 123 Xinye Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Tel: 5358 1188

Free wireless internet and wi-fi hotspots in Shanghai's People's Square/ Nanjing Lu

Element Fresh
Healthy garbs, smoothies, and free internet.
Unit 112, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Tel: 6279 8682

Valley Gourmet
Small cosy lunch venue next to Shimen No. 1 Road metro stop
819 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Tel: 5213 0571

Big Bamboo
Airy American-style restaurant-pub with sports on TV and free wifi.
132 Nanyang Road (near Xikang Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6256 2265

Blue frog
Popular restaurant-bar on the Tongren Road stretch of bars with branches on Maoming Road and Pudong.
86 Tongren Road (near Yan'An Road), Shanghai
Tel: 6247 0320

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
American-style coffee spot.
Unit 02-03, Block 10, Xintiandi
6387 4248

Vienna Cafe
European cafe, quiet, charming, excellent cakes.
25 Shaoxing Lu, House 2 (near Shanxi Nan Lu)
6445 2131

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