For several months Verizon has offered free WiFi service for subscribers to its DSL service. In an effort to move customers into its more profitable high speed cellular service ($80 per month) Verizon will phase out the free WiFi offering, reports the Washington Post.
The Washington Post writes The realization that phone booths might serve as valuable real estate for providing wireless Internet service came at a time when Verizon and other Bell companies were cutting back sharply on public phones because a growing number of people were using cell phones to make calls from public places.
But with Verizon Wireless spending billions to upgrade its cell network for speedier Internet connections costing up to $80 per month, the company has decided the time has come to pull the plug on the free Wi-Fi network.
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