Yahoo to give IM users free WiFi access?

Posted on Friday, Apr 21 2006 @ 13:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MacWorld writes Yahoo is considering to give Yahoo Messenger users free access to 10,000s of Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, so they can engage in instant messaging, including VoIP.
The Wi-Fi access would also have a fee-based option for users who want to do more than instant messaging, such as browsing the Web, for US$7.95 per month or $2.95 for a two-hour connection, according to that survey page.

That Yahoo is mulling providing such a service isn’t surprising, since Web portals are beginning to see Wi-Fi availability as an important promoter of Internet usage and thus of their services.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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