Microsoft allegedly is developing a new service called Microsoft WiFi. The details have leaked today microsoftwifi.com. While the website no longer displays details, when it was online described the service and stated that it would offer “free access on the Internet around the world,” so that users can be “productive on the go.”
The Microsoft WiFi site was originally marked by a Twitter user h0x0d, the same person who recently unveiled Microsoft Earn.
The page said:
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.
VentureBeat asked her company some comment on the new service and a Microsoft spokesperson said:
"We can confirm that we are working on a new service, called Microsoft WiFi, that will bring free Wi-Fi to millions of people. We look forward to sharing more details with you when the service is available. ”
Following the announcement of the new service, Microsoft WiFi will only be available on:
- Active Skype WiFi subscribers (via Microsoft Work & Play Bundle or Surface 2 + Skype WiFi Bundle)
- To employees of companies that use Microsoft Office 365
- Customers who received a special WiFi offer from Microsoft
Of course, with the launch of the service, we should expect various offers from Microsoft to promote the new service product.
The Microsoft WiFi service seems to be the same idea as the pay-as-you-go service that automatically connects you to free public Wi-Fi hotspots.
But it seems to be more than a rebranding because it targets a much larger audience: 10000000 Wi-Fi hotspots in 130 countries.