Verizon to put WiFi in pay phones

In an exciting development, a Verizon has stated that the company expects to announce soon a plan to add WiFi hotspots to some pay phones.

The idea is pretty simple: since the pay phones already have hard lines back to the Central Office, they can run DSL over the phone lines to get the bandwidth and then integrate a WiFi basestation into a new payphone itself (to provide additional physical security).

According to an article in The New Jersey Star-Ledger, this has already been successfully done at some train stations in Canada.

To see more about this program, free from Bell Canada for the time being, check out their program information.