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    Hi Guys,

    Great news for WP8 lovers! after reading this article I have a few questions and hope someone can comment

    1) if I'm a Non US citizen using a overseas SIM Card, when I travel to US, will I have access to this service?

    2) If I get a pre-paid SIM card (Verizon) will that help?
    does the States sell Pre-paid SIM card with data plan? - ie limit 1G ?

    3) how about overseas usage in europe / asia? for non-Verizon SIM card holders, will we have the free Wi-Fi ?

    Windows Phone 8 users to get free access to 11 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide

    DataSense is one of the new features implemented in Windows Phone 8. On the surface, it seems like a useful tool for keeping an eye on your cellular data usage, but it can also help users reduce their data consumption by compressing the information being transmitted. However, there's one more trick tucked up its sleeve, and a number of Windows Phone 8 users are surely going to benefit from it.

    Microsoft has partnered up with a company called Devicescape, which specializes in offloading cellular data traffic by routing it over its array of Wi-Fi networks. The company has 11 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, and all of them have been tested for reliability's sake. In Windows Phone 8, DataSense will take advantage of Devicescape's technology and will allow users to connect to Wi-Fi, if available, instead of using their data plan while out and about. DataSense will be first activated on Verizon WP8 smartphones.

    Unfortunately, while DataSense and Devicescape will help those Windows Phone 8 users find free Wi-Fi around them, the login process is still done manually. However, ways to automate this are currently being developed, so signing on to a nearby hotspot will not require user interaction one day. Since the majority of Devicescape's Wi-Fi access points are located in the U.S., the benefit will be felt mostly by Stateside users.
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