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Time Warner starts offering free Wi-Fi in NYC to subscribers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2010 17:06 User comments (5)

Time Warner starts offering free Wi-Fi in NYC to subscribers Time Warner Cable has announced the launch of free Wi-Fi for New York City subscribers.
Additionally, TWC has partnered with Cablevision to offer thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots in NYC, as well. Wi-Fi is now available in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, western Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, parts of the Hudson Valley region, and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. Long Island, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, Westchester, Rockland, Northern Hudson Valley, the Bronx, and Brooklyn will be available through the partnership.

Adds Howard Szarfarc, Executive Vice President for TWC NYC: "Our sophisticated network is a combination of wireless and wireline services, bringing a wide spectrum of products and services to our customers. This free new Wi-Fi option adds another dimension for Road Runner customers, bringing even more convenience. Road Runner customers can experience a fast, simple and easy connection from their laptops or portable Wi-Fi-enabled devices in Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi zones, meeting their growing need for mobility."

To use the Wi-Fi, "Time Warner Cable customers must be signed up for Road Runner high-speed online service. Customers who use laptops and Wi-Fi-enabled devices can log on to Wi-Fi by entering their Road Runner user ID and password through a simple sign-on screen. The quickest way to obtain or reset log-in and password information is at home, at the computer, through Road Runner’s online support at www.rr.com. Additionally, customer login and account verification are available by calling Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Support at 1-877-895-WIFI (9434)," reads the press release.

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5 user comments

126.3.2010 8:48

How can it be free if your subscribed to it?

226.3.2010 10:23

Originally posted by DXR88:
How can it be free if your subscribed to it?
Well it is a "free" add-on/option for those who already pay for internet through the service provider(s). Better than double charging them at least right? But I do think this will ultimately be re-done in some way as whats to stop people from sharing logins with the help of social networking sites, blogs and even places like aD?

326.3.2010 17:19

Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by DXR88:
How can it be free if your subscribed to it?
Well it is a "free" add-on/option for those who already pay for internet through the service provider(s). Better than double charging them at least right? But I do think this will ultimately be re-done in some way as whats to stop people from sharing logins with the help of social networking sites, blogs and even places like aD?
Nothing, and thats why the phone companies Charge for this service well that and the extra $$

429.3.2010 21:09

Hey, someone post their login for this!! Pleeeeeease?

51.4.2010 15:37

Originally posted by cart0181:
Hey, someone post their login for this!! Pleeeeeease?

How about you posting a credit card number with holder name, exp, & cvs that has plenty of headroom for charging on it pleeeeeease?

Typical marketing hog wash Quest does the same crap where I live for switching to them over Mediacom/Comcast like I can't have free WiFi with my own router, but people buy into this garbage or else they wouldn't continue to use those tactics.

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