Yahoo to give IM users free WiFi access?

Posted on Friday, April 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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