WeFi, creator of the first open community-based global WiFi network, and fring, a mobile internet community and communication service, have launched the WeFi add-on for fring that gives users mobile access to the largest database of 20 million WiFi spots worldwide, which grows by over one million month by month.
The new WeFi add-on for fring provides users with easy and free access to millions of WiFi hotspots from their mobile devices. The alpha test of this service has been particularly popular with business and pleasure travelers who easily find WiFi connections from their mobile device, saving valuable time looking for somewhere to logon, and providing affordable Internet access both locally and while roaming internationally.
Zur Feldman, CEO of WeFi, said: “fring is a natural partner for WeFi helping to realize the full benefit of mobile WiFi access. Our current users and the millions of new users we will reach via fring will enjoy easy and free access to hotspots without having to manually insert their location, and will be able to use this free internet for interacting with friends and data-hungry services such as streaming music, among other mobile internet experiences that fring facilitates.”
Avi Shechter, CEO at fring, added: “WeFi is an exciting new addition to our selection of fring add-ons because easily locating and accessing hotspots around the world makes our mobile internet experiences even more compelling for many users who prefer WiFi quality and cost benefits. This is the kind of value we envisioned when we opened the fring API for developers to create their own mobile experiences, integrated into fring.”
The WeFi add-on currently works on hundreds of Symbian and Windows Mobile devices with the latest version of fring which can be downloaded or upgraded.