Windows Phone 8 with access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots

Windows Phone logoDuring the official launch of the new Windows Phone 8 operating system last week, Microsoft unveiled that it would arrive on devices with appealing new features packed inside, including one that would provide users with important savings when it comes to data usage.

Dubbed DataSense, the functionality provides users not only with the possibility to stay on top of how much data they use each month, but it also enables them to offload traffic to less expensive networks, such as Wi-Fi ones.

DataSense was also designed to compress web pages and deliver smaller amounts of information to the device, which will further cut users’ monthly bills.

Microsoft announced at the time that it had already partnered with various wireless carriers around the world for the inclusion of this feature in Windows Phone 8, and that Verizon Wireless will be the first of them to deploy it in real-life conditions.

However, it seems that there’s actually more to it, and that the Redmond-based software giant also partnered with a company called Devicescape for offloading the cellular data from Windows Phone 8 devices to Wi-Fi networks.

A recent article on explains that Devicescape will provide Windows Phone 8 users with access to its Curated Virtual Network (CVN), which includes over 11 million Wi-Fi hotspots all around the world (though most of them are located in the United States).

With automatic detection of better connectivity options included into the mix, the feature should bring some changes to how people perceive Windows Phone.

Coupled with DataSense, the access to this large amount of hotspots should deliver a far better experience to users, especially to those who want to have their live tiles working at all times on their Windows Phone 8’s screen.

However, there might still be some drawback, such as the need to manually select the connection type and the like, but things might actually get better in the not too distant future.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, Wi-Fi, Windows Phone

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)