We all love vending machines, but when it comes to Japan it is not “JUST A” vending machines. Tokyo-based beverage company Asahi Soft Drinks took vending machine to a next level, it not only offers drinks but also sends out Wi-Fi signals within a 50m radius. Just to make it more clear, you don’t even have to buy a drink to connect to Wi-Fi for free.

It allows you to connect for 30min before it cuts-off. However you can reconnect again. The machines will hit 1,000 locations around Tokyo, Sendai, Chubu, Kinki, and Fukuoka in 2012. The plan is to roll out a total of 10,000 units in the next five years. Asahi is currently operating 250,000 vending machines all over Japan.

Source: TechCrunch