The first US cable operator to take on the market a Wi-Fi mobile phone service is Cablevision Systems Corporation. This title is based on the fact that next month, the new service of Cablevision, named “Freewheel” will establish the link between the 1.1 million Wi-Fi hotspots that the company has set up in the New York area since 2007.
The bundle is very attractive, as it involves Wi-Fi voice, data and text for only $9.95 a month. However, those who are not clients of Cablevision, will be charged with $29.95 a month. The reason that stands beneath the difference of pricing is that the company expects to bring more customers into using their services.
At the beginning, this service will only work on one model of Motorola, the Motorola Moto G, and the price for it will be $99.95. For the near future, Cablevision is currently working at an application that is designed to make things easier for the customers. The purpose is of capitalizing on the growth of Wi-Fi access points and the increase in the usage of Wi-Fi on smartphones by their customers.
Kristin Dolan, chief operating officer of Cablevision has stated that
“There has been a dramatic shift in how consumers use their mobile devices: today, it’s all about data, and WiFi is now preferred and clearly superior to cellular.”
The publicity of Cablevision has been made on the basis of overspending money on data and the constant worry of receiving an oversized bill because of it. The more people spend their day in a Wi-Fi rich environment, the more they are tempted to use the internet for every need that they have. If they don’t have access to the Wi-Fi, the cost of their curiosity is quite grand.
The service key public areas that Cablevision has built its network on includes transportation hubs and city parks. A recent report of Cisco Systems has discovered that 93 percent of all data traffic generated by mobile or portable devices in the US was carried via Wi-Fi, so this has become a very important way of communicating throughout the world.
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