NYC's New Wi-Fi Hot Spots Are Cool, But Are They Necessary?
Out with the old, vandalized pay phones, in with the new, shiny, free Wi-Fi hot spot pillars.By Katie Link | January 5, 2016
Oh, New York City — the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the home of free Wi-Fi kiosks? — Wait, one of those is new.
The city is replacing thousands of old pay phones with sleek new Wi-Fi hot spots called Links. Over the course of the next several years, at least 7,500 units will be installed throughout the city's five boroughs.
The kiosks will deliver Wi-Fi in a 150-foot radius. They'll also let users make free phone calls, access GPS maps and charge devices.