Wi-fi at overseas airports


How difficult was it to use overseas airport wi-fi? graph of japanese statisticsHere’s an interesting survey from goo Research, reported on by japan.internet.com, that I found lying about on my hard disk; it was a look at Wi-fi at overseas airports.


Between the 6th and 10th of February 2014 1,076 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.1% of the sample were male, 13.7% in their teens, 15.4% in their twenties, 21.2% in their thirties, 17.2% in their forties, 15.0% in their fifties, and 17.6% aged sixty or older.

Setting up one’s device is usually pretty painless these days, but the problem I have is that certain airports have a system that requires you to watch an ad before you can sign in, or others hide the “free” button away in a corner in order to persuade you to sign up for the paid version.

Research results

Q1: Have you been overseas in the last five years? (Sample size=1,076)

Yes (to SQ1)29.4%

Q1SQ1: Did you ever use wi-fi at an overseas airport during that period? (Sample size=316)

Yes (to SQ2, SQ3)29.4%
Don’t remember6.3%

Q1SQ2: For how long per airport did you use wi-fi? (Sample size=93)

Less than 15 minutes16.1%
15 to 30 minutes33.3%
30 minutes to 1 hour22.6%
1 to 3 hours19.4%
3 to 6 hours6.5%
6 to 9 hours1.1%
9 to 12 hours1.1%

Q1SQ3: Before you left for your trip, did you know that you could use wi-fi at an airport? (Sample size=93)

Yes (to SQ4, SQ5)64.5%
Don’t remember4.3%

Q1SQ4: How did you learn about there being wi-fi at an overseas airport? (Sample size=60)

From a guidebook, the internet65.0%
From family or friends31.7%
From having previously used it16.7%

Q1SQ5: How difficult was it to set up your device to use wi-fi at an overseas airport? (Sample size=60)

Simple, little effort61.7%
Not straightforward, but not that difficult either30.0%
Difficult as I didn’t know how to do it5.0%
Inconvenient as I don’t understand English1.7%
Can’t remember1.7%
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