Please click “More” for a description of the functions and features!
With Shaw Go WiFi, you can extend your Internet experience beyond your home into public areas such as malls, parks, coffee shops, restaurants and gyms.
With over 70,000 existing Shaw Go WiFi hotspots across Western Canada and hundreds of new ones popping up every month, the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App makes it easy to locate a convenient location to get your WiFi fix.
Enjoy high speed WiFi access and bypass expensive mobile data charges! Stream video, wage online battles and use data-intensive applications on all your wireless devices just as smoothly around town as at home. Use the app to register your device and connect in any of our hotspots for free*. Best of all, once your device is registered and connected to the network, you’ll automatically connect every time you’re in a Shaw Go WiFi hotspot.
The following clearly explains all the Functions and Features of the app as required by the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation. This is simply a more detailed version than is provided by app store permissions acceptance.
*For current Shaw Internet Subscribers, Guest accounts and temporary access code users.
The Shaw Go WiFi Finder App will:
- Use your Location Services (GPS and Network-based), to determine and display your location
- Temporarily store, modify or delete the contents of your locally stored data on the device or externally as needed for caching data used by Google / Apple Maps, and storing user specific data (ie favourites)
- Receive data from the Internet, to enable search results, push notifications and configuration updates
- Read local service configuration data for troubleshooting
When “Send Anonymous Usage Data” is allowed, the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App will also:
- Collect anonymous usage data for determining additional locations for Go WiFi
- Perform low impact, network performance quality tests
- Launch immediately after the device starts in order to collect data
- Send collected anonymous usage data, and test results via Wifi connection only
- Search for Shaw Go WiFi hotspots and filter search results by category, including cafés, entertainment venues, transportation venues and more
- Get direction and distance details from your current location to Shaw Go WiFi hotspots
- View Shaw Go WiFi hotspots on a map or in a list view for full network access
- Share locations with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter
- Save favourite Go WiFi hotspots to a list for easy reference
- Find information about Shaw Go WiFi hotspots including address, phone number and website
- Register your device for Shaw Go WiFi auto connect directly from the app
Please click “More” for a description of the functions and newly added features!
No new background functions
- Added instant route information to nearby hotspots
- Added ability to automatically rotate details map screen to your current heading and location
- Added long press on list screen to share or get directions
- Reintroduced ‘Favourites’ list
- Added swipe to favourite / un-favourite locations on main screen
- Added permanent map legend to About screen
- Added ability to alter the pitch on main map view
- Fixed various display and layout issues for ease of use
- Updated a security certificate to protect data communications (if you agree to “send anonymous usage information” during installation)
Ratings and Reviews
Works like a hot dang!
Trust me, that's a good thing
Catch 22 registration. I even went to a hot spot and couldn't log in. Log in page has no place to enter info. Username then customer ID then this and that. Couldn't create new email and didn't want new email just wanted to use Shaw hotspots. Stupid waste of time.
Does what it's supposed to do
If you're a Shaw customer you can find one of MANY hotspots with this app. Great for those who need to find a cafe with good wifi as Shaw's is better than pretty much all free wifi out there.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.