Thursday, August 23, 2007

MetroFi Free Welcomes Apple iPhone Users

MetroFi, which operates metropolitan Wi-Fi networks in nine cities across the U.S., is welcoming iPhone users to its free, advertising-supported access service. After a one-time registration, iPhone users can get quick, single-touch, free access to the Internet by selecting MetroFi-Free as their iPhone's preferred Wi-Fi network. This enables iPhone users to launch the MetroFi-Free service automatically when touching the Safari browser button on the iPhone home screen.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, MetroFi noted that it has logged network sessions by 1,000 unique iPhone devices in July. This represents 5% of the Bay Area networks' user population that month, which is on par with iPhone usage the company has been seeing in other MetroFi markets as well.