Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Free Wi-Fi for Facebook check-in coming soon!

Your days of repeatedly asking for Wi-Fi passwords at various coffee-shops or restaurants to access Facebook may soon be over.

The social network Goliath is testing a new Wi-Fi hot spot service for local businesses that grants users free Internet access if they do a Facebook check-in. Businesses would provide the access via a Facebook router that directs customers to the business' Facebook page once users check in, Discovery News reports. 

The company confirmed to Inside Facebook that they are 'running a small test with a few local businesses of a Wi-Fi router that is designed to offer a quick and easy way to access free Wi-Fi after checking in on Facebook'.

"When you access Facebook Wi-Fi by checking in, you are directed to your local business's Facebook Page," the firm said.

According to the report, while businesses would still provide the Internet access, Facebook would provide a router.

Page owners would be able to monitor how many new 'Likes' the page received from those who used the Wi-Fi service, the report said.

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