The Risks of Connecting to New York’s New, Free Wi-Fi – Newsweek

New York City is looking to replace its antiquated public pay phones in order to bring the five boroughs what it claims will be the largest and fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network in the world. While providing Internet access to the hustling and
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New York City to turn payphone kiosks into free Wi-Fi hotspotsThe Nation
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Telstra kicks off national Wi-Fi trial – ZDNet

Sydney’s Hyde Park, Federation Square in Melbourne, and Brisbane’s King George Square are among 150 sites around Australia where Telstra is switching on its new free public Wi-Fi network trial, with 100 towns and cities set to see the network rollout
Telstra opts for ‘freemium’ model as it switches on public Wi-FiSydney Morning Herald
Telstra switches on Wi-Fi hotspotsGladstone Observer
Telstra payphones begin transmitting Wi-FiCourier Mail

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New York City Will Turn Every Payphone Into A Free WiFi Hotspot – ThinkProgress

The LinkNYC plan replaces the city’s payphones with up to 10,000 standalone towers that offer passersby free WiFi and nationwide calling, and a charging station. The conversion plan has not been approved by the city’s Franchise and Concession Review …
Free WiFi Coming To New York City By End Of Next YearFanSided
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City Phasing Out Pay Phones in Favor of Free Wi-Fi – DNAinfo

MANHATTAN — The city’s ancient network of pay phones will be replaced with an advertisement-supported, free Wi-Fi network that will allow for no-charge calls to anywhere in the United States and bring New York City $20 million in revenue in the first
New York City unveils the pay phone of the future—and it does a whole lot Washington Post (blog)
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