Nokia gives Londoners free Wi-Fi for two months

Nokia gives Londoners free Wi-Fi for two monthsSay what you like about some of its recent smartphones, but Nokia can't be faulted for the services it builds around them.

Its latest trick? Free Wi-Fi on the streets of London, and not just for Nokia users either: the 26 hotspots are open to any and all Wi-Fi-equipped devices.

The scheme is a joint project between Nokia and Spectrum Interactive, a wireless service provider that typically provides Wi-Fi coverage to airports, shopping centres, hotels and the like.

Using the service is as simple as picking up the Free Nokia Wi-Fi signal and connecting. On your first connection you'll be asked to accept some terms and conditions, while download speeds are capped at 1Mbps.

The 26 hotspots cover Oxford St, Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Lancaster Gate, Westminster, Sloane Square, Victoria and Marylebone.

The free trial runs from today until the end of the year, and Nokia says it plans to extend the service to other cities around the globe, though whether on a free basis remains to be seen.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 1, 2011 at 16:21

Oh, grrrr... Where's Belle, Nokia? Where's the N9? And why did you name your wp devices "prostitutes"?
You cannot distract us.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 2, 2011 at 00:12

Because plop news nip mess up evetyynh.


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