Ad-supported gigabit Wi-Fi kiosks appearing in NYC to replace disconnected phone booths

28 December, 2015
A little over a year ago, LinkNYC promised to set up public Wi-Fi hotspots around the Big Apple to potentially earn $500 million dollars in ad-revenue over the next 12 years.

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  • AnonD-461303

Anonymous, 29 Dec 2015Nice. Soon you won't need to pay for a mobile plan since you ca... moreRight, that's a pretty clever idea actually

though you'll have to share that WiFi connection with hundreds of other ppl, so don't expect the call quality to be ideal

still pretty cool

  • AnonD-481972

AnonD-481972, 29 Dec 2015Why does my wifi always obtaining , connected then after couple ... moreMy phone unit is samsung j1
When i open my wifi and connect it connected after awhile the connection or the wifi says authecation error occured. I just buy it brand new,

  • AnonD-481972

Why does my wifi always obtaining , connected then after couple minutes its obtaining again?

  • AnonD-362866

Anonymous, 29 Dec 2015Other major cities will use the lampposts. There are way more la... moreIt's already in deployment stages in select gated off areas ;)

  • AnonD-257034

illuminati, 29 Dec 2015-free calls -free wifi -free charging(mostly for emergencies) ... moreOh no. We must not give our information to the evil illuminaties.

  • Anonymous

I can see people fighting over to use the charging ports. Then, those who try to use the web on the tablet have no privacy. The one using it to make phone call needs an earphone to keep the conversation private. If this is the future then what the use of all these carrier then? The future will be full of free wifi.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-294135, 29 Dec 2015i guess you're under the assumption the gov can't track us when ... moreNo one (including government) has the capacity to track all the bs we are generating

  • Anonymous

Other major cities will use the lampposts. There are way more lampposts than former street phones, so there will be way better coverage.

  • AnonD-294135

illuminati, 29 Dec 2015-free calls -free wifi -free charging(mostly for emergencies) ... morei guess you're under the assumption the gov can't track us when we're using private wi-fi and/or 3/4G

  • illuminati

-free calls
-free wifi
-free charging(mostly for emergencies)
-and a good way for the government to keep track of people
more people connected to the internet the more information the government has on us

How is it meant to charge your phone with usb cables? I mean, lets just say it on average, a phone needs at least 30-50mins charge (not talking about quick charge). Are you just gonna hold your device for that time, or how's that meant to work? :D Sounds like a good idea though, and at the same time a bit scary as we've only seen these kind of things in a different way, in movies.

  • Anonymous

Nice. Soon you won't need to pay for a mobile plan since you can use Hangouts free calling and SMS over WIFI.