WeFi Launches Comprehensive Directory of Wi-Fi Hotspots
Directory Includes over One-Million Mapped Wi-Fi Hotspots Across The World
Delaware, USA, January 20, 2009: WeFi Inc., creator of the first open, community-based global Wi-Fi network, announced today the launch of a free, comprehensive online directory of Wi-Fi hotspots. The one-of-a-kind directory, available at the WeFi website (www.wefi.com) or in the United States by dialing 4WEFI on a mobile phone, allows people to locate the closest Wi-Fi connection to them and includes over one million mapped Wi-Fi hotspots - with the exact address and location details listed. The directory features known hotspots around the world, with the largest concentration of access points in major American cities including Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Dallas and Houston. Additional hotspots are continually added by the WeFi community of users.
Users can either locate nearby access points via the WeFi website, or, alternatively, U.S. mobile phone users can send an SMS with their current location to 4WEFI (49334) and will receive a listing of the nearest Wi-Fi access points sent to their mobile phone within minutes.
WeFi’s hotspot directory aggregates all known Wi-Fi hotspots, and is not limited to those mapped out by individual businesses or service providers. It is user-generated – users can add a newly recognized hotspot to the directory by downloading the free software from the WeFi website, and either manually typing in the details of the site’s location, or if their computer or mobile phone has a GPS device installed, a new hotspot can be located automatically. The more hotspots added, the larger the overall universal Wi-Fi network becomes.
WeFi helps people find free Wi-Fi communication around the world with easy-to-use downloadable software that enables automatic connection to the fastest Wi-Fi hotspot around. As a leading social networking tool, users can locate their friends on the WeFi map of Wi-Fi access points – in real-time, anywhere and everywhere around the world through their Wi-Fi connection. Existing WeFi laptop users are equipped with instant messaging tools and additional community features, to help them communicate with their friends.
“WeFi is constantly looking for new ways to increase Wi-Fi availability for everyone,” said Zur Feldman, CEO of WeFi. “Using our new hotspot directory, people can easily find a connection, wherever they are or want to go. The current launch is yet more proof that WeFi is at the forefront of bringing Wi-Fi connectivity to anyone, anywhere, and anytime. ”
WeFi will be exhibiting at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2009 in February in Barcelona. The company will be located at the IMA Pavilion, Hall 4, Level 1. Please contact Jason Silberman at Jason_s@koteret.com to schedule a meeting.
About WeFi Inc.
WeFi Inc. is the creator of the world’s first open and free global Wi-Fi network. Leveraging the power of Wi-Fi, WeFi brings free wireless Internet communications to everyone, everywhere with easy-to-use downloadable software that enables automatic connection to the fastest Wi-Fi hotspot around. WeFi is a social network, whose members benefit from a free, fun and interactive experience, while helping to build a truly seamless global Wi-Fi network by mapping open access points in any given location worldwide. Established in February 2006, WeFi Inc. is backed by leading VC companies Lightspeed, Pitango and Gemini Ventures. The company is incorporated in Delaware, U.S. with R&D facilities in Israel. For additional information on WeFi, please visit: www.wefi.com.
Jason Silberman at Koteret Public Relations: Email: Jason_s@koteret.com or Tel: +972-54 535 9955.