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18 Ways Free WiFi In NYC Will Change Everything

By Katherine Ripley

18 Ways Free WiFi In NYC Will Change Everything

 

Over the next eight years, NYC will be building 7,500 free WiFi hubs in old pay phone booths all over the city. The first one was installed this morning. It doesn’t work yet, and we still have a long way to go until the city is completely WiFi ready (there will be 499 more installed over the next 6 months), but we can already imagine the endless possibilities of such a world. Here are 18 good things that will happen when WiFi is everywhere in NYC:

 

1. You’ll never run out of data

2. Maybe you can just drop your data plan to save money

3. Maybe you can spend that money on other things

4. Like the pet ocelot you’ve always wanted 

[Laura Gilmore/Flickr]
[Laura Gilmore/Flickr]

Think your landlord will be cool with this guy?

5. You won’t have to cafe hop anymore

6. You can do your work anywhere

7. Like here

[Tanel Teemusk/Flickr]
[Tanel Teemusk/Flickr]
8. Here

[FaceMePLS/Flickr]
[FaceMePLS/Flickr]
9. Or here

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[Paul Stein/Flickr]
[Paul Stein/Flickr]
10. Maybe you can just drop your Internet service in your apartment

11. Then you can save even MORE money

12. You can have two ocelots!!

[Jonathan Parker-Jones/Flickr]
[Jonathan Parker-Jones/Flickr]
13. Or maybe a marmoset

[John Morton/Flickr]
[John Morton/Flickr]
14. Things might actually start going right for you

15. Like, your iMessages will always go through

16. No more excuses for not texting back

17. People will probably be happier overall because things are going right for them

18. And in NYC, that’s a welcome change

happy

 

Cover photo credit: Scott Beale/Flickr