Free wifi anywhere
- If you have a smartphone, one of the more obvious—but always useful—options is to tether your 3G or 4G connection to your computer.
- You might not realize this, but if you subscribe to cable internet at home, you probably have free access to all of their Wi-Fi hotspots around town.
- Sometimes you find free Wi-Fi, but you’re only limited to a few hours. If you don’t want to get up and find a new hotspot.
- With a little foresight, you can rack up some coupons and have them ready when you need Wi-Fi access on the go. Sites like Punjab Wifi are always great for finding vouchers, and you can often see if that hotspot company has any partners that regularly offer deals. Following that company on Twitter can often score you some coupons, too.
- Some businesses will offer you free Wi-Fi if you join a loyalty program with them. It’s not a bad deal considering most loyalty programs are free.
- This won’t get you access to the whole internet, but if you’re just looking for Wi-Fi to pass the time, see if the local paid hotspots offer any sites for free.
- If you aren’t near a documented hotspot, that doesn’t mean you can’t sniff one out.
- If you don’t have one of those locations around, though—or if you can’t stand the smell of coffee—it’s time to turn to a hotspot database like WeFi. They have a huge list of over 100 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, including rural areas you might not expect. They’ve also got apps for iPhone and Android, so you’re never without a search engine to find yourself a connection.
- A lot of businesses these days offer free wi-fi, even big chains like Starbucks and McDonalds. Learn which ones do and remember them.