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This is a great idea! Only, instead of Wi-Fi hotspots, with the inclusion of 4G (and WiMax) in some phones there should be a bigger push to roll this technology out to towns and cities. That way, we benefit from faster speeds and a wider coverage.
This is something that is happening. I run a pub where we offer free wifi. It is very commonplace around our town and even two of the newsagents have free wifi hotspots. This will just keep on growing until mobile tech supercedes it.
I go camping a lot and I find that the campsites that aren’t that pod offer free wifi whereas the good ones require you to pay for it. I think it should be free everywhere. No matter what.
Well there are companies offering it like BT openreach but not many people are willing to pay for mobile wifi internet.
Others think it’s a human right like gas and water – but someone has to pay for it’s running.
You can work with giffgaff or other providers to setup “mifi” hotspots though. In these you use a mobile broadband dongle in a 3G router. This “converts” the 3G signal to a sharing friendly wifi signal that anyone can use.
You can even make some money through it by offering Google style ads in place of letting them use the free mobile internet. Hmmm… I might seek to patent the idea.
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