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November 21, 2011, 06:32:58 AM
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Three simple steps:
1) create web-interface for billing, for internet access
2) create web-wallet with green address
3) setup tons of wi-fi access points with interface from 1

this can give both profit and bitcoin promotion for non geeks
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November 21, 2011, 07:40:13 AM
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Adding a pay with Bitcoin to some existing WiFi services makes sense (and just being an option should at least raise awareness of Bitcoin) but when it is not simple for people to acquire Bitcoins (without either paying a large premium or having to trade through exchanges) this is not likely to be a first choice payment method even for people who are aware of Bitcoin (IMHO).

Also in much of Asia there is so much free WiFi around (nearly every cafe, hotel and a lot of shopping centres) that there would simply be no market for it there.

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November 21, 2011, 08:36:45 AM
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The infrastructure costs are significant, and with so much free wifi options, this doens't seem like a good business. I would also expect that people who heard of bitcoin can manage to google "free wifi in <city>".
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