Miami International Airport is the go-between for many travelers on vacation, business trips, and on layovers for connecting flights. To improve the traveling experience for its over 38 million guests each year, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has partnered with the airport to provide a special Wi-Fi program aside from the traditional fee-based services.
Thanks to MDAD and the Miami International Airport, travelers can search information about airlines, car rentals, hotels, and other travel-related services on free Wi-Fi networks throughout the airport
Although unrestricted Wi-Fi connectivity is still not available without charge, the available free service provides access to passengers who need to make last-minute travel adjustments or access other information regarding their travel plans.
MIA's Wi-Fi portal takes you directly to flight information, airport maps, and shopping and dining, and a live stream of CNN is available to check what’s happening outside of the airport walls. All of these Internet capabilities come complimentary to all MIA guests. Data port connections and prime Wi-Fi areas can be found at Concourses D, E, F, G, H, and J.
Roaming Wi-Fi at Miami International Airport
If you subscribe to a roaming partner service like Boingo, iPass, or T-Mobile, you can log in and use the Internet through that program at no additional fee. All other Internet use is priced at two rates: $7.95 for 24 continuous hours or $4.95 for the first 30 minutes plus a small fee for every additional minute.
All indoor public areas of the airport—including the main terminal, departure gates, Hotel MIA at concourse E, and baggage claim—have Wi-Fi service, which covers concourse levels D, F, G, H, and J.
When you attempt to connect to the Internet through your web browser, a pop-up window will load and you will be prompted to pay by credit card; American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are all accepted forms of payment.
To connect to the MIA Wi-Fi network, insert or activate your adapter at 802.11b or 802.11g, and connect to the SSID mia-wi-fi.
Computer Access and Printing Services
For those who do not have a laptop or other wireless device, there are public Internet workstations on the 7th floor, in the lobby bar on Concourse E, and on the departure level. These stations are also used by those looking for a good spot to pay for their Wi-Fi capabilities and work quietly. Workstation access is $4.95 for the initial 20 minutes and $0.25 for every minute after. Printing is also available for $0.50 per page.
The Currency Exchange Business Center includes currency exchange service, cellular phone rentals, prepaid SIM cards, and domestic and international calling cards. The business center, located past the security checkpoints between concourses H and J, also has five computers and printing/photocopying capabilities. For travelers who need to send last-minute documents, a fax machine with domestic and international service is also available. The business center is also equipped with a conference room that can accommodate up to ten people.