So – sure SADA runs the FreeNET project – and our vision is to spread free WiFi for the consumers of the world, but we still own and use T-Mobile’s HotSpot network accounts for our internal needs (we also believe businesses should absolutely have to pay for Internet / WiFi). We also know that the various major providers of paid WiFi services have been talking for months and years about a seamless roaming agreement amongst them such that the paid customers of one network would be able to log in and use hot-spots operated by others – but today is the first day I’m actually experiencing such functionality – and I have to say – it was rather easy!
The Primary provider for this Concourse-operated hot-spot mesh, was Boingo, but I easily signed in with my T-Mobile account (I had to pay $4.99 one-time for the privilege, but that’ s much better than Boingo’s daily rate, or having to worry about maintaining monthly accounts for both Boingo and T-Mobile).
Also, I’m on, catching up with some work, and of course, blogging about my discovery. As a sidenote, Chicago’s a great town! Wish I had more time to roam around the City during this short trip – but I have implanted a mental note – must come back – any time during Spring or Summer, that is.