How to use Microsoft Wi-Fi in Windows 10

Windows 10 will now allow you to purchase paid Wi-Fi via the Windows Store using the Microsoft Wi-Fi app. Microsoft Wi-Fi will provide paid Internet access at popular Wi-Fi locations, such as hotels, airports, and conference centers.

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Microsoft Wi-Fi in Windows 10

To use Microsoft Wi-Fi, you will have to click on the network icon in the right side of your taskbar. If among the Wi-Fi networks available, you see one which says Buy Wi-Fi from Windows Store, you will be able to purchase it right away using the Microsoft Wi-Fi app.

You can make the payment using a Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal or a Microsoft Gift Card. The payment will be routed through the Windows Store payment system, so you can be assured that it is pretty secure and simple. You will be able to see your purchase in your Microsoft account. Once you do this, you’ll be connected automatically.

Once you buy a plan, your time will start right away regardless of how long you’re actually connected to Microsoft Wi-Fi, and end once the time-period is over. These are prepaid plans with no contracts or recurring charges and is valid only in the country where you bought it. Moreover, you can only use Microsoft Wi-Fi on the device that you bought it on.

If you wish to see the time left on your plan, select the Wi-Fi icon. You will see the amount of time remaining under the network name.

Although the service is currently up and running in Seattle, USA, it will soon be available in the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic , Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.

The list of countries is expected to grow over a period of time.

A new website MicrosoftWiFi.com will soon go live soon. Meanwhile, you can get the Microsoft W-Fi app from the Windows Store.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.