The service is totally free for individuals who patronize any of a businesses who have installed the Flobyt internet router in their location. For example, you walk into KFC, there will be a free WiFi network there that you can connect to and surf the net unlimited and without any restrictions. There is no charge whatsoever.
The internet router is very easy to set up. According to its founders, it is a plug-and-play device that, does not require much technical know-how to operate.
According to Dele Odufuye,
Flobyt is 100% free for the users and our partner locations, all you have to do is walk in and log in. In fact, our working slogan is ‘Don’t use your data, use ours’
While connecting to free Wifi in a public place is not the safe at all to share your private and personal information. On security, Dele said security protocols were in place for regular authentication and automatic disconnection of any hacker.
Flobyt makes their money as a business by serving users a few ads during their session while granting unrestricted access.
Currently, Flobyt WiFi is being installed in various locations across Lagos mainland and island and it can accommodate 10 – 30 users at a time. For locations with higher traffic, Flobyt Max is used there and it can take up to 80 concurrent users at one time.
Businesses and users can nominate their location to be hosts free of charge to Flobyt WiFi by filling out a form on the website.
The company plans to take its services to other parts of Nigeria, through West Africa and ultimately throughout Africa giving the public access to free internet while providing value for the business owners.