Your days of repeatedly asking for Wi-Fi passwords at various coffee-shops or restaurants to access Facebook may soon be over.
A tablet displays the homepage of Facebook in the Spanish language, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Photo: AFP/Hector Guerrero
The social network Goliath is testing a new Wi-Fi hot spot service for local businesses that grants users free Internet access if they do a Facebook
Businesses would provide the access via a Facebook router that directs customers to the business' Facebook page once users check in, Discovery News reports.
The company confirmed to Inside Facebook that they are 'running a small test with a few local businesses of a Wi-Fi router that is designed to offer a quick and easy way to access free Wi-Fi after checking in on Facebook'.
"When you access Facebook Wi-Fi by checking in, you are directed to your local business's Facebook Page," the firm said.
According to the report, while businesses would still provide the Internet access, Facebook would provide a router.
Page owners would be able to monitor how many new 'Likes' the page received from those who used the Wi-Fi service, the report said.