This is big: Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only mobile phone service

Next month, the cable operator is going to introduce a low-cost mobile phone service dubbed Freewheel that’s based entirely on Wi-Fi connectivity. Freewheel will offer existing Cablevisión internet service subscribers unlimited talk, text and data for a mere $9.95 per month. […] Freewheel customers [will] have access to some 300,000 hotspots across the country, courtesy of the CableWiFi initiative that brings together Wi-Fi access points from big cable companies like Comcast, Cox and Time Warner Cable. And of course, the device will also work with any other Wi-Fi network a user has access to, whether it’s at home or at their office. – Janko Roettgers, Gigaom
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