Asahi Soft Drinks sets up vending machines with free internet access via WiFi

by Gavril Mankoo

Besides playing home to some of the smartest people who’re currently strolling the earth, the Land of the Rising Sun also seems to sport an amusing high amount of vending machines. The Japanese love vending machines and Japan seems to be teeming of these lately. Here’s a one-of-a-kind vending machine that pretty much separates its self from the multitudes around, given the fact that it generously allows free WiFi access! Set up by the Tokyo-based beverage company Asahi Soft Drinks, this machine sends out Wi-Fi signals within a 50m radius and requires no registration, enabling users to log in via multiple devices, without the need of buying a soft drink! The machine allows you to surf for a good half hour before cutting you off. Of course, you always have the option of reconnecting! Asahi will soon set up about 1,000 of these around Japan, spreading smiles and internet bandwidth like never before!

[Techcrunch]

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