Soon – Free Internet Around Kuwait with Sama

Post by Mark

For the past five years, WiMD has been my home internet provider. Before they came about, the fastest connection I could get at my place was 2Mbps so I’m a huge WiMD fan and feel I owe my sanity to them. When I first met them five years ago I was told they were working on setting up a WiFI network all around Kuwait, and now that project is finally launching.

WiMD is launching a new product next month called “Sama” which will cover various areas around Kuwait providing free internet to the public over WiFi. Currently Sama is covering Souk Mubarakiya, Al Shaheed Park and around 8km of ocean front. In the future Sama will cover Al Shaheed Park phase 2, around 40km of ocean front and other various projects around Kuwait.

Sama will officially launch next month but they’re currently testing out the Souk Mubarakiya location and have given me a code to share on the blog so my readers could access the network and try it out. Here is the information required to connect to Sama in Souk Mubarakiya:

Network Name: Sama Mubarakiya
Access Code: 7550682976

This code can be accessed by multiple users at the same time and the login screen will look similar to the screenshot above, depending on the time of day you’ll see a different sky. If you do try it out please share some feedback.

Also a little bit of information. Last year WiMD bought Gulfnet and this Thursday they’re actually launching the new brand for both companies at a private press conference at the Gulfnet head quarters. So I’m looking forward to that as well.

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12 comments, add your own...

  1. Chris says:

    *I’m looking forward

    Long time no post! Have a good week, Mark :D

  2. Kuwait says:

    Nice to hear. What are the terms and conditions? Is free really free with no strings attached?

  3. meh says:

    What’s the catch

  4. aaa says:

    Wow that’s pretty cool. Personally I switched from WIMD to Zain but good for them. Hopefully private companies continue fixing the infrastructure problems of the public

  5. Buzz says:

    I’m guessing the code is temporary for testing purposes. I’ve tried several “free” public WiFi networks around Europe. They normally involve advertising.

    • Quintin says:

      im pretty sure 100% this one will also show ads and pop ups, they wont do something like this if they can’t profit out of it.

  6. MS says:

    Off topic, I’m on VIVA now but its becoming unbearably slow is Oredoo or Zain any better? I live in Salmiya.

  7. Yarmoukcity says:

    Is it secured?
    I think it’s a good chance for Hackers to access or track others. Becareful!

  8. Nick says:

    Well almost all internet providers in Kuwait are slow my self I have a fiber cable with 80 mb speed and guess what the speed drops at midnight to 5 mb Sunday I will collect my money back and see other companies

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