Microsoft Leaks Plan for Worldwide hassle free Wi-Fi Network to Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users
Microsoft is preparing setup its new milestone by launching a worldwide Wi-Fi service that will reportedly give subscribers access to millions of hotspots around the world
Few details of the plan temporarily went live on a Microsoft webpage Tuesday, which VentureBeat captured in a screenshot before the page was wiped clean.
“We are evaluating a new service, called Microsoft Wi-Fi that will bring hassle-free Wi-Fi to millions,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to Time while declining to elaborate on any further details from the leaked webpage.
Those details are describing a network of 10 million hotspots in 130 countries that will lets subscribers dodge the over-elaborate login routines they’ve come to love and hate at airports, cafes or any other public places.
“Don’t waste time filling forms with personal information or managing different carriers to get connected,” the web posting read. “Sign in once and you are done.”
The service appears to mimic Microsoft’s existing offering of Skype WiFi, a network of more than 2 million hotspots around the world. But this latest version appears to be involved in a much bigger network of participating Wi-Fi providers.
VentureBeat reports that the service will be available to existing Office 365 enterprise clients and subscribers to Microsoft’s Work and Play Bundle, which would costs $149 annually. The Microsoft Wi-Fi webpage included download links for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone also. According to VentureBeat, at launch, Microsoft WiFi will only be available to:
- Active Skype WiFi subscribers (through the Microsoft Work & Play Bundle or the Surface 2 + Skype WiFi Bundle)
- Employees of organizations with Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprise
- Customers who received a special WiFi offer from Microsoft
Other than the leaked webpage, Microsoft isn’t sharing any more information right now, but we will update you when that changes.