The survey (screen shot below) suggests that Yahoo’s new messenger product will be able to access certain wifi networks and allow IMing and VOIP calls (this is assuming those networks are restricted in some way). They do not name the networks the may be partnering with, but do say:
Now when you are on the move to the places that you go most – airports, hotels, coffee shots – you can stop twiddling your thumbs and start communicatinig via instant message with the people you care about most…all for free.
If the service goes live, you will also be able to get unrestricted access to those networks for $7.95 per month, or two hours for $2.95.
Screen shot below. Thanks Razvan for the tip.