Comcast Opens Up Xfinity Wi-Fi to Sandy Victims
Free Wi-Fi in PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, MA, NH and ME
Comcast says that they're opening up their Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to everyone to help first responders and victims of Hurricane Sandy. According to a press release sent to our inbox and a statement by Comcast in our forums
, as of yesterday customers within range of Comcast's hotspots in markets affected by Sandy (PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, MA, NH and ME) can now access those hotspots free of charge. "Non-XFINITY Internet customers should search for the “xfinitywifi” network name and click on the “Not a Comcast subscriber?” link at the bottom of the Sign In page -- Then select the “Complimentary Trial Session” option from the drop down list. Users will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every 2 hours through Wednesday November 7th." You can find a coverage map of all of Comcast's hotspots here
Bon Aqua, TN
nice Well that's nice of em... Good practice, people tend to remember stuff from their times of need....
Smart move business wise and it was good for the public... Kudos
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Re: caveats Laptops, tablets, & cell phones can be charged in a car, or with a solar pack.
I expected to get slammed on this one. Had all the devices charged up, I all ready had a 500 watt inverter along with a fully charged car battery & a car jump start pack on hand if need be. Last storm came through I was out for 5 days & had a basement full of water.
This time? Nothing, nadda, zip, zero, zilch. The damn lights didn't even flicker. Basement dry as a bone.
I'm not bitching, just sayin'
And a pat on the back to Comcast for helping out....
Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power
said by Darknessfall:Yeah why did they leave out CT? I've seen the hotspots here.
Still no Connecticut coverage!! Does Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon hate us :/? You may say that we have the partnered hotspots but those are very limited coverage too. Guess I can't be complaining though, the other states only have one town or so with coverage :P.