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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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Plan calls for free Wi-Fi kiosks on city street corners – New York Post

New York Post
The fastest Wi-Fi in town is coming to street corners around the city — and it won’t cost a cent to use. City officials have reached a 12-year deal to install 10,000 kiosks in all five boroughs, they said, which according to one of the private
New York City picks Qualcomm, Titan for free sidewalk Wi-FiSan Diego Source (subscription)

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Free WiFi Coming To New York City By End Of Next Year – FanSided

LinkNYC experimented with a few spots around the city in 2013 and is on the verge of taking over all of the city’s payphones for the purpose of converting them to WiFi hot spots that will also provide access to high-speed Internet, free domestic phone
New York City unveils the pay phone of the future—and it does a whole lot Washington Post (blog)
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Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots – New York Times

New York Times
But beginning next year, city officials said on Monday, the relics will evolve into something deemed far more practical: thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots across the city, providing free Internet access, free domestic calls using cellphones or a built-in
New York City is building 10000 internet pylons for free public Wi-FiThe Verge
NYC Launches Free Gigabit Speed Wi-Fi NetworkTechCrunch (blog)
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