Facebook now has an app that lets people in developing countries pay for Wi-Fi. The company has launched an Express Wi-Fi app in Google Play to go along with its distributed Wi-Fi network. It currently only works in Indonesia and Kenya.
The app provides users a way to buy data packs and find nearby hotspots more easily, as first spotted by TechCrunch. Previously, to access Express Wi-Fi, users would either have to open a mobile web browser or download an app from a local telecom company, which would ask them to reconfigure their phone settings. Neither method gave users a way to figure out where the hotspots were located.
While the app is only available in two countries for now, Express Wi-Fi as a local service is already live in five…
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