M Update 29/1/2019 – Visitors to Penang Hill can now enjoy free Wi-Fi service through Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) “i-foundit!” app. The initiative is part of Penang’s smart state aim that is in line with its Vision 2030 to strengthen mobility, connectivity and digital infrastructure. There are 13 access points on the lower station and nine on top of the hill. It also allows visitors to be connected at the main areas of Penang Hill as well as waiting for their turn to board the funicular carriage. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said that the free Wi-Fi access will be available at the lower station, upper station, Cliff Cafe and the hilltop Dataran areas.
The joint initiative by Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) and TM provides free Internet access at speed of up to 100Mbps for visitors to the popular tourist site. Users must download the “i-foundit!” app to use the free Wi-Fi service. Besides that, this app locates Wi-Fi hotspots and connects users to close to 14,000 wifi@unifi hotspots nationwide which including shopping malls, airports and eateries. There are total 370 wifi@unifi hotspots in Penang.