Americans Held Hostage …

… to the carriers

There is a free hotspot almost everywhere you need one (In Helsinki). It’s fast enough to allow video calling and HD streaming. And it doesn’t require a reading of lengthy terms and conditions, nor a password, nor the need to divulge your age, gender, or email address. Helsinki doesn’t want your identity, or your money, or your data—indeed the only warning before you hit “accept” is a reminder that public networks are insecure, so be careful out there. All it wants is to get you online. Fast.

… and a $40 per month cell bill will include around 50gig data.

[ get the full 411 here ]

June 8, 2015