Microsoft is working on giving consumers hassle-free WiFi. With recent leaks that were posted online earlier today, which has since been taken down, it would seem that Microsoft is working on a new service that will offer consumers the ability to connect onto various WiFi hotspots automatically. Before the leaked website was taken down, a bit of information has been taken and reported online showcasing just what Microsoft may be working on to release in the near future. This isn’t anything drastically different as Microsoft offers a similar type of service through Skype, however, the number of hotspots will increase allowing more devices to connect onto them.
You might recall Microsoft allowing users to connect onto different WiFi hotspots to place a Skype call while outside of your home or personal network. The service established over 2 million hotspots around the world though it did cost users Skype credits to connect onto the wireless network. Today a new website was posted online known as microsoftwifi.com which is the leak we mentioned earlier that has disappeared. Within the website, news of Microsoft’s latest hassle-free internet access around the world was introduced. Apparently, Microsoft plans on using the same concept of their Skype WiFi hotspot service with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS base devices.
According to the website, Microsoft plans on increasing the amount of wireless hotspots users can connect to from two million to ten million which would cover over a hundred different countries. When the service launches, it will only be available for selected eligible consumers which will include Skype WiFi subscribers and employees that use Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprise. Additionally, it’s unknown at this particular time just how much the fee would be in order to access these hotspots or if Microsoft would offer a payment fee similar to the Skype credits. Though the leak has been released online, Microsoft didn’t hide the fact about Microsoft WiFi. Venture Beat asked for a comment in which a spokesperson for Microsoft admitted that the company is working on a service called Microsoft WiFi. The service will bring hassle-free WiFi to millions, but that’s all the information the spokesperson was able to say at the moment.