Heading out to London? Sick of some dead spots caused by the high rise buildings? Nokia is hoping to change this by offering free WiFi for everyone across the capital. 26 hotspots will be made available starting today. Spectrum Interactive is teaming up with the handset manufacturer to offer this free service until December, with speeds being capped at a reasonable 1Mbps download and 500Kbps upload. The beauty of this service is there's no requirement to login, simply accept the T&Cs and you're good to go.
I bet you're wandering what parts of the big smoke will be getting this access? The 26 hotspots can be found in the following areas: Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, Westminster, Sloane Square, Victoria, and Marylebone (the hotspots will be shown on Nokia Maps). All locations fairly well known and touristy. Nokia is looking to take this move further across cities around the world, a bold move. A Nokia spokesperson told journalists this morning:
"It’s something we want to see, how will this be taken up, how will it be used. We’ll look at how we can take those opportunities to other cities in the world... it’s really looking at how we bring all that together."
Where would you like to see free WiFi?