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Microsoft WiFi to Offer ‘Hassle-Free Wi-Fi to Millions’

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Microsoft is believed to be working on a new service called Microsoft WiFi, which will offer Wi-Fi connectivity to users all over the world. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that the company is working on a service with that name, stating that it will bring ‘hassle-free Wi-Fi to millions’. No further details were given.According to the VentureBeat report, the service was spotted when a Twitter user stumbled upon microsoftwifi.com, which had details of the upcoming service. It stated that eligible users would have access to free Wi-Fi providers all over the world, and that apps for the service would be available to download on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Locating hotspots near you will be done using an interactive map inside the app.

“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 WiFi providers around the world,” read the site. The website has since been taken down and replaced with a ‘coming soon’ tag with no further details.

The Redmond giant already operates Skype WiFi, a similar service that offers users access to over two million hotspots all over the world. The new service will likely replace Skype WiFi and expand massively, since Microsoft on the site had claimed that it will now grant users easy access to over ten million hotspots in 130 countries.

However, this is not a free service to start with. Microsoft WiFi is expected to be available only to active Skype WiFi subscribers, employees of organisations with Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprise and customers who have received a special Wi-Fi offer from Microsoft.

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