Smartphone, Tablet Users Access Wi-Fi Network via Mopay
March 25, 2011
mopay, an online payment solutions provider for merchants, recently launched a mobile solution with Fon, the world’s largest WiFi network. The companies said the agreement makes it easy for smartphone or tablet users who have limited or no Internet access via 3G or 4G to purchase an access pass to its WiFi network and have it billed to their mobile account. “Today, people want to watch videos and play games on their smartphones and tablets,” said Alex Puregger, COO and vice president of business development of Fon. “WiFi offers the best user experience for that. While Fon access is free for sharing members, non-sharing members buy WiFi passes to connect. mopay helps us make that payment process quick and easy. Already, nearly half of the people who buy access to Fon do so via mopay. We’re happy to partner with mopay to improve the user experience.” Customers can choose between a 25-minute pass and a one-hour pass and the companies said pricing begins at $1.50.