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Time Warner Cable WiFi Finder app now available for iOS devices

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 3:07pm
Mike Robuck

Time Warner Cable's WiFi Finder appFollowing up on a Wi-Fi finder app for Android devices last month, Time Warner Cable's TWC WiFi Finder app now works with iOS devices.

The app, which is available via iTunes, currently only works in Time Warner Cable's large Los Angeles Wi-Fi network, but it will eventually be available to the rest of the country, according to a blog posting by Time Warner Cable's Jeff Simmermon, director of digital communications.

Windows and Mac versions of the Wi-Fi finder app will be available by the end of the first quarter.

The app is available for free to Time Warner Cable customers that subscribe to its Road Runner data service. Users sign on for the service with their Road Runner passwords and email addresses.

Time Warner Cable's Wi-Fi service is available on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis to non-subscribers for a fee via its Access Pass.

Time Warner Cable's WiFi Finder scans, finds and connects to the company's Wi-Fi hotspots. It features automatic authentication that defaults a device over to the company's Wi-Fi service where available and auto-authenticates and auto-connects when in range with a "remember me" feature.

There's also an online hotspot map that shows Time Warner Cable customers where the hotspots are located via a visual icon. Other features include an offline hotspot listing, which shows the hotspots when users aren't connected to a network, and turn-by-turn directions to the hotspots. The app also has distinct indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi hotspot markers.

Time Warner Cable's subscribers can keep track of their basic session usage, and the app has other reporting capabilities, as well.

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