A sneak peek of Microsoft’s new service free ‘Wi-Fi’ has been released on 2nd June in microsoftwifi.com website. A twitter user named “WalkingCat” first identifies this. The webpage boasts about the new service as ‘hassle free Wi-Fi access for millions across the world, so users can be productive on the go.’
Very few details were known about the new service. One of them are the new Wi-Fi is a cross-platform service. Downloading links for various operating systems like Windows, Android, and iOS are available in the website.
“Don’t waste time filling forms with personal information or managing different carriers to get connected. Sign in once and you are done: you will automatically be connected to a vast range of Wi-Fi providers around the world” reads the webpage.
You cannot acquire Microsoft Wi-Fi, just like that. One needs to be a registered user in order to get access for “free Wi-Fi” providers across the world.
Microsoft Wi-Fi looks like a revamp of Skype Wi-Fi, which lets subscribers, access hotspots that pops up in train stations, hotels, and in coffee shops from various providers using single log-in.
US access the hotspots including Gowex, Xfinity WiFi, and Boingo etc; while UK access from BT and The Cloud. Users can then pay on per-minute basis using their Skype account credit.