How do I connect to the Wi-Fi?
Once you have boarded the bus follow your device’s instructions for connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot. The process can differ between device manufacturers and operating systems so make sure you’re familiar with how to do this before connecting.
Look for the hotspot called “Free Bus Wi-Fi”. Agree to the Terms and Conditions by ticking the box then click Connect, and that’s it!
How does the Free Wi-Fi work?
A mobile data signal (3G/4G etc) is received by the onboard Router. The Router then broadcasts a Wi-Fi signal within the bus which our passengers can connect to and access the internet.
The service is provided free of charge to all Lothian Buses passengers on board a Wi-Fi enabled vehicle. If the Wi-Fi logo is visible on the exterior of one of our buses, then it is Wi-Fi enabled. See the "Which buses have Free Wi-Fi?" section for further details.
Please note - if Wi-Fi is unavailable or you are unable to use the Wi-Fi for any reason, you must be aware that there is no refund available. Free Wi-Fi is offered as a complimentary benefit and is not the core element of travel on our bus services. That said if you have any problems or have any suggestions please feel free to get in touch with our Customer Services team with your feedback.
Use of Lothian Buses Free Wi-Fi is subject to Terms and Conditions.
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In principle, it works much in the same way as a mobile phone and at times and in certain circumstances, can be subject to the same difficulties that a mobile phone may encounter. Variables such as tall buildings or structures, thick walled buildings, geographic features like hills or dips, weather conditions, temperatures, electrical or radio interference and the number of mobile devices connected to a cell tower or the router itself can result in differing user experiences or levels of service.
We aim to offer a broadly consistent user experience no matter how many devices are connected to our Free Wi-Fi. In order to do this we make sure every device will connect at up to the same maximum download and upload speeds, and are subject to a set data quota per day. Don’t worry though, if you reach the data limit the effect is only temporary as the data counter is reset daily.