How to find Free WiFi Connections

How to find a FREE internet "Hot Spots"

If you are like me, you may travel with your laptop and often need to find a "hotspot" to connect to the internet. With all the mobile devices out there, this is becoming an easier task than in the past, but to connect using your mobile device can be costly.

There are many locations, more and more that are offering free internet service. Many downtown areas have hotspots on any given street as a way to attract people to the downtown. This can make for a great resource if you are a student or traveling and need access.

Some of the best locations are airports. The great thing about airports is their availability in most medium and large size cities. They are also easy to find and are near many other ammenities such as restaurants, hotels, and gas stations.

Another place is the local coffee house. We all know that Starbucks offers Wifi- but often, in order to compete with the larger chains, small local coffee houses and cafes will offer free access as a way to attract customers.

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Libraries are another possibility. Some require an access key that you will need to get from the Librarian, but often no key is required. Most of the time you don't even have to get out of your car! All you need to do is park curbside and as long as you are in range, you will have service.

One other way to find free internet service requires a little more sleuthing...if you drive around town or in residential areas, often you will find a connection from someone who has left their WiFi service unsecured. This means no network key is required. access to these connections may be restricted, however, by law, so check this out before you make the connection.

Being on the road these days is less difficult as each city I go into has become more and more mobile friendly. Now my office can not only go with me, but I can keep my expenses down too.

Don't pay for expensive cell service- instead, find free internet connections in your city!

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