Devicescape start charging for Easy Wi-Fi for Symbian

May 8th, 2009 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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Devicescape have traditionally released their Symbian application for free.  Easy Wi-Fi eases the process of managing multiple accounts to different Wi-Fi systems (BT OpenZone, FON, The Cloud, etc. etc.).  However, from their latest version, v3.0.70, they are now charging $4.99 for the Symbian version.  This is inline with their iPhone and iPod Touch applications, and whilst the Nokia Ovi Store is not yet up and running, they are handling the payment direct.

For existing users, Devicescape have stated that all v3.x updates will remain free, although they can’t promise this will remain for the future (ie only new users have to pay; the download will be for a 7-day fully functioning demo).  Also, for now, the Windows, Mac, and Nokia Internet Tablet versions will remain free.

As well as being able to provide Devicescape details of your home networks, it comes preconfigured with all open network hotspots (eg McDonald’s and Apple Stores).  This looks a very useful application, although there are other solutions (Psiloc Connect, BirdStep SmartConnect) which are also worthy of a look.


One Response to “Devicescape start charging for Easy Wi-Fi for Symbian”

  1. Devicescape revert decision to charge for S60 app | UK Gadgeteer Website Says:

    […] A few weeks back, we carried an article about Devicescape’s plan to start charging for their app on S60.  Well, since they recently had their issues with the iPhone version (which we covered here and here), which ultimately lead them to returning to the iTunes App Store, but as a free app, they have taken the decision to apply the same logic to all their clients, and hence they plan to leave all clients as free clients for the time being. […]

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