Verizon has announced a major push to help customers get wireless access at home, and the service provider said it would begin rolling out hotspots at its stores across the U.S. as well.
In a blog post, Verizon said it had developed a plan to deploy Wi-Wi hotspots throughout the U to provide customers with access to the company’s vast Wi-Fiber network.
“We are excited to share with you the first step toward bringing Wi-Cing to homes,” Verizon wrote.
“Starting this fall, we will begin rolling Wi-Hub, a Wi-Strip network, to all of our Verizon Wireless stores.
These new Wi-hub locations will provide Wi-FI hotspots and other connectivity options for customers who prefer a more hands-free experience at home.”
In addition to Wi-Ether, the Wi-Home network will offer Wi-Wifest, Wi-Passport, Wi.
Fi, WiCable and Wi-Hotspot.
Wi-Hub is a new WiFiber wireless network that allows users to access their Verizon Wireless data from any Wi-Spire hotspot, whether or not they have a Verizon Wireless account.
It will be available in stores starting in mid-October.
WiFi hotspot users will also have the option of having their Verizon wireless service automatically switch to WiHome when they turn on their device.
The feature is intended to offer a more seamless experience, while providing a secure connection for Wi-Beds and other devices.
Customers will be able to opt in to having their data and WiHome connections automatically switched to the WiHub network when they go online.
Verizon will also provide a one-time fee of $10 for every WiHub hotspot installed, plus another $10 per additional WiHub device.
Verizon Wireless will also offer free access to WiHubs for the first year, while the company will also begin offering access to a limited number of Wi-Family Hotspots in the next few weeks.
Customs will be allowed to install up to two WiHub devices at a time, and Verizon Wireless will continue to charge an additional fee for each additional device.
Verizon Wireless is also offering free access at some of its stores to users who want to use Wi-Mobile hotspots.
Customer support will also be available at Verizon Wireless’s WiHome site.
Customers will also find other features like a one time monthly fee of just $10, or Wi-Connect, a way for customers to connect to their home Wi-Power, and WiFinder, a feature that lets customers search and locate Wi-Wireless hotspots on their phones.