C Spire Boosts WiFi Hotspot Access for iPhones
C Spire Wireless today expanded its WiFi On service to iOS devices, allowing its iPhone customers to more easily connect to some 20 million WiFi hotspots around the country. The WiFi On app is already available to Android handsets. C Spire says the service, run by Devicescape, provides WiFi access in a wide variety of public environments, including Walmart, McDonalds, Home Depot, Target, and Chick-fil-A stores, as well as libraries, stadiums, and malls. The C Spire WiFi On app for the iPhone is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
Google Gives Nexus Phones Access to WiFi Assistant
Google this week made its WiFi Assistant feature available to all Nexus devices. The tool is a direct carryover from Google's Project Fi.
Cablevision Launching FreeWheel WiFi-Based Phone
Cablevision today announced FreeWheel, a wireless service that relies wholly on WiFi networks rather than cellular networks. FreeWheel will offer unlimited voice calls (via VoIP), messaging, and data for $30 per month.
Facebook Expands WiFi Finder Tool
Facebook today made its free Find WiFi service available to more people around the world. Facebook has been testing the tool in select regions since last year.