Android users who want to connect their mobile devices to the Internet can now use a free hotspot from Circle Network for free, the company announced.
The Circle Hotspot for iOS is free and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The free Hotspot is available to new Circle members on an ad-free trial period starting in January.
Circle also launched a new app to make it easier to download and use the free hotspots, called Circle Mobile.
The new app is available for free and works with both Android and iOS devices.
It allows users to log in to their own Circle account to create an online account, set up a password and add contacts, and manage their profile.
The app also lets users set up Wi-fi hotspots in public areas, which will work with other Circle members.
Circle Mobile offers the most basic features, such as creating a new hotspot and setting up a PIN.
But Circle also offers advanced features, including sending text messages, allowing people to access private data and viewing their social media.
“We’re really excited to offer this service to our users,” said John Lippert, chief executive of Circle.
“It’s a great way to make use of our technology and our data without the hassle of getting a new phone and having to use a new device.”
Users who want a free Hotsop for free can use the Circle Mobile app, which costs $9.99.
“Circle Mobile is a great app to let you connect your device to your own Circle network, without having to spend time with the Circle app,” said Michael Cressey, an analyst at Ovum.
The company has also rolled out a free version of its mobile hotspot app, called Tether, that is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch.
“The Circle Hotspots are the easiest way to access your Circle data, so you can connect your smartphone to your Circle network with just a few clicks,” said Lippet.
The Hotspot service is available from the Circle App Store, which can be found in the app’s search bar.
Users can use Circle Mobile to access the Circle hotspot at a variety of hotspots throughout the world, including in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom.
“You can connect to any of the more than 70 countries in the world through Circle Mobile, and Circle Mobile is open to anyone anywhere in the U.S.,” Lippetsaid.
“Anyone can sign up for a free Circle Mobile Hotspot, even when they don’t have a Circle Mobile account.
If you don’t already have a free account, sign up now and begin connecting to your network.”
Circle is not the only company to offer free Wi‑Fi hotspots.
A group of leading tech companies is working to make this possible, including Google and Microsoft.
“There’s an opportunity to build an entire ecosystem around this new technology,” said Mark Schulman, an Internet and mobile policy analyst at the New America Foundation.
“This could be an important step toward making mobile broadband a universal service, and for people to get the most out of the data they have on their devices.”
This story has been updated to reflect that Circle Mobile supports iOS and Android devices.