Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hotspot FREE with SMS password delivery

Hotspot FREE users now can now use a new way to give access to their customers. Voucher codes can now be sent to the user's mobile phones instead of givint the voucher to them personally.

This is an ideal solution if you want to authenticate your users, but you cannot give vouchers to them (there is no reception for example).

In some countries (Italy and France) the law requires to authenticate all users in public hotspots.


Instead of asking the user to enter a voucher code on your WI-Fi Splash page, they are required to enter a phone number. We send them the voucher code via SMS, then they can log in to the hotspot.
You can restrict the countries if you only want to have users from a specific country. You can also set a time interval restriction, within this interval users can only request one voucher code to the same phone number.


The costs of the SMS delivery is included in the Hotspot FREE package, there are no extra fees.
The subscription fees are depending on the number of Voucher codes that your users activate in a month.

You can find detailed pricing here (Under Pricing)


You just have to create a new Hotspot FREE location, then turn on the SMS to Voucher module in the Control Center > Manage > Locations > Click on name > Modify Hotspot > Splash Page Settings.
If you already have a Hotspot FREE location which you want to work that way, you have to set the option in the same menu.

NOTE: If you are using a custom Skin, then you may need to update sms.inc.html. To do so, just create a new Skin based on the same skin as you have created your custom skin, copy the code from sms.inc.html and paste it to your custom skin's sms.inc.html .