At the moment you need a contract for Wifi anywhere right?
However competing businesses such as shops air terminals or even shopping centers provide free Wifi
Which ones do you use?
Just like free parking next to big shops it will have to exist in an area to reduce the risk of losing customers...
How long before there is free wifi everywhere?
Wifi is free in airport only.
Sounds great. But would be wonderful if instead of traveling to work - there would be a hologram of sorts there of ourselves interacting with everyone via remote control where we are.
wifi should be free everywhere.
Heh, depends what you mean by everywhere.
There are many places that don't even have cell phone service yet.
--And nothing is free. Somebody, somewhere is paying for it.
I see free wifi being offered by shops as a way to draw in customers. That is great for doings web things that do not require security. However anyone can hack your computer easily there so not so great.
Free Wifi is hard to find in America! Most airports you have to pay, all hotels are encrypted, most households are also now encrypted. I remember back in the good 'ole days when Wifi was still newer, whenever I went on a roadtrip or vacation I could drive down any residential neighborhood or the parking lot of any hotel and check my email, not anymore though. Somehow word got out that people should encrypt there Wifi, probably for the best though!
Occasionally a local coffee shop will still have open wireless but that is about it. All the Dunken donuts now encrypt, as well as Starbucks I think.
So needless to say it may be happening in other countries but certainly not in the US anytime soon! It was here but then it went away when people abused it (like me). Someone has to pay for it, and if the owner doesn't see a direct benefit, it's the first thing to go!
Well, I've only seen or heard of a couple of places that do free wifi near where I live (not that I go out that much). Where I work is supposedly going to start providing it sometime soon as part of a brand overhaul but I'm not convinced it will get much use (who brings out a laptop to eat greasy fast food?) Even if some form of free wifi were available from almost every business there'd still be reasons to purchase your own contract though - convenience of use, security, much higher bandwidth allowance - and by the time it did start being provided everywhere you'd find that personal contracts will have cheapened as always.
I would think Ad-Base "free" wifi would catch on... Something like a Netzero from way back years ago...
although it would cost money to set it all up...
Oh I'm off to buy a burger and get free coffee..
I guess McDonalds Mcafe are going to get their market share back after all.
Yes is it McCafe ?
They are trying to remarked themselves
I got to say their coffee Is really nice here in Canada.