(PRWEB) September 15, 2008
82nd Street Wireless @ http://www.freewifihotspotsoftware.com is now offering free hosting for it's increasingly popular wifi hotspot software which allows Restaurants and Cafes in particular to benefit from the global demand for public wifi while earning revenue from selling access.
Wishing to ease the cost of setting up a public wifi hotspot, 82nd Street Wireless has opted to not charge either set-up or monthly fees for it's hosted wifi hotspot software. Instead, 82nd Street will simply charge either a fixed wholesale rate or a percentage of end-user's access fees depending on the business model chosen by the location owner.
In other words, there is little investment for location owners other than acquiring a compatible wireless router (generally less than $100 US) and whatever the going rate is for a broadband connection in their area. In addition to being fast and relatively simple to set-up, hotspot hosting is now free.
Why would a Restaurant or Café want to become a public wifi hotspot? The chief benefit for hospitality industry locations is the ability fill empty tables during off-peak hours. Wireless guests tend to visit when it's quieter and therefore easier to concentrate.
What makes 82nd Street's wifi hotspot software unique is the ability to customize both the wifi login page and rate plans. Login page customization applications might include branding, special promotions and a link to an email newsletter. Having the ability to customize rate plans means locations can stay one step ahead of their local competition.
Alternatively, for locations wanting to offer free wifi, 82nd Street offers "timed accounts" which means that locations can control the duration of guest sessions. The big problem with providing unrestricted free access is having to deal with guests who overstay their welcome. Provisioning timed accounts diplomatically solves that issue.
In summary, 82nd Street's wifi hotspot hosting is now free of set-up or monthly fees. Locations can use the hotspot software to attract wireless guests during off-peak hours, create an additional revenue stream and build guest loyalty. Unique features include a customizable login page, rate plans and the ability to manage one or more hotspots from a single account.
For further information on 82nd Street's hosted wifi hotspot software, visit http://www.freewifihotspotsoftware.com.
About 82nd Street Wireless:
82nd Street Wireless provides hosted wifi hotspot software to hospitality industry locations and supports both the "paid" and "free" guest access models.
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