Manchester City Council

People & communities Free wifi in Manchester


Manchester’s free wifi networks, '_freebee' on the streets and '_busybee' in our buildings, give you free internet access in locations across the city. You can browse the internet, access services, use social networks and search for local businesses and destinations while on the move.


  • '_FreebeeMcr' is the on-street network - it's free for the first 30 minutes, then £3 for the rest of the day
  • '_BusybeeMcr' is the network in many of our public buildings, and is free all day.

Both networks also allow unlimited, free access to this site, as well as the websites of:

Look-out for '_freebeeMcr wifi' and '_busybeeMCR wifi' on your mobile device to connect for free.


Download the privacy policy and fair use policy for free wifi in Manchester.

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