• In this Aug. 16, 2016 photo, Matthew Kane charges his phone while panhandling at a wi-fi kiosk at 39th Street and 8th Avenue in New York. Kane, who said he's couch surfing in New York after moving here recently from Pittsburgh, was taking advantage of an ambitious public-private partnership that has converted hundreds of obsolete New York City phone booths into wi-fi kiosks offering free internet access, phone charging and domestic calls.. (AP Photo/Karen Matthews)

    Wi-Fi? Why not? Homeless are avid users of NYC’s free kiosks

    NEW YORK (AP) — An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.