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5 Top Features You Need for Your Hotspot

So you have taken the plunge and decided to invest in a wifi hotspot for your business – congratulations! Now that you have, here are five features you won’t want your network to be without.

Remote management

There is no way you are going to be able to stay at your business all day every day to monitor your hotspot’s every access point. Remote management allows you to keep an eye on them from different locations. The right management system will also send you email alerts within seconds of an access point going down and let you check its status as soon as you are alerted. Your network’s users are never without access for longer than they have to be.

Guest access

Different types of users will access your network for different reasons. Setting your network up for varying SSIDs (guest versus staff or student versus admin versus guest, for example) will help users to more effectively utilize your network.

Social login

Have you thought about allowing guests to access your network by signing in with one of their social media accounts? The range of benefits in this is huge. Besides establishing the user type on your hotspot, users signing in on social media often raise the visibility of your location and your business when they check in online.

Wifi Marketing

Once a user is on your network, you have a captive data pool to collect from. You can utilize it to help determine your current customers’ demographics as well as create marketing campaigns better directed to them and their interests.

Couponing System

If there is free wifi, people will come. Putting a couponing system in place lets you control how much access users get for free and what actions should take to receive continued access once that time is up. Whether they are buying more time, posting on social media about you, or purchasing one of your products in order to get it is up to you, but this will help keep people from taking too much advantage of you.

If you are interested in these or other hotspot features, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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Custom Splash Page Builder

A custom splash page helps give a captive portal the branded look it needs to stand out from the crowd and give guests the peace of mind they’re accessing the network associated with the venue they’re visiting.

WiFi Payments and Vouchers

Offer premium guest WiFi access and promote WiFi upgrades with comprehensive payment and voucher modules. Payments can be used to offer guests varying speeds of WiFi access, while vouchers are great for venues that want to utilize a captive portal that also requires a voucher code for WiFi access.
WiFi payments and vouchers

Guest Plans

Venues can now offer multiple levels of guest WiFi access with our Guest Plan feature. Guest Plans are defined by specific upload and download speeds and session time limits. Brick-and-mortar businesses can offer guest WiFi access and promote WiFi upgrades with our new payment and voucher modules.

Versatile Form Builder

Create and display custom guest surveys on any splash page of your guest flow. Collect feedback and gather additional data points to create smarter marketing.

Enhanced Guest Flow

Guest flow gives venues complete control over the guest WiFi experience. Guest flows help keep a visually pleasing captive portal experience by preventing clutter of multiple marketing assets. Keep it simple, or turn your WiFi into a digital billboard.
WiFi splash page with survey social login

Integrated Ad Spaces

Ad Space Integrations is a powerful feature for venues who want to promote products, deals and specials, online shopping, loyalty programs and other signups, or third-party advertisers all on a pre-authenticated Splash Page.

Increase impressions and clicks for advertising opportunities by showcasing AdSpaces before requiring a guest to connect to WiFi.

Have an app that needs more downloads? The URL redirect function will navigate guests to the app store specific to their device as soon as they click on the advertisement/call-to-action button.

No more will guests have to wait to connect to WiFi to reach interactive ads. Ad Space Integrations takes Ads4WiFi smart advertising tools and places it our smart marketing environment powered by Marketing4WiFi.

Hotspot Scheduler

Determine the specific days and times that WiFi is available to guests. Hotspot Scheduler offers smarter WiFi control by allowing venues to run their guest WiFi during business hours.