Hotspot Databases & Hidden Networks
9sing your smartphone or tablet you should be able to find wireless hotspots using a ser%ice such as #eFi, which offers apps for "ndroid and i'hone! #ith this you will be able to find the free hotspots and a%oid the locked ones!=here are alternati%es to this app, of course, and you might prefer to make a search of the web before you head out to find somewhere that definitely offers free #i$Fi before tra%elling!Failing this, there is the dark side approach! I personally wouldn.t ad%ocate borrowing>stealing someone.s wireless connection, but let.s be realistic ; people do this, using sniffer software to detect hidden networks and other tools to break passwords! If you.re really lucky, you might e%en find hidden networks with no password!
Loalt !rogra"s & #oupon #odes
If you are aware of a business (perhaps a shop, supermarket, coffee chain or hotel that offers a loyalty card, it might be the case that they also offer free Internet as part of their rewards for your subscription! ?ou.ll need to carry out some research into this in order to find out which businesses you regularly %isit offer such a ser%ice!Furthermore, you might be lucky enough to find coupon codes for a free #i$Fi when %isiting a particular business! "gain, this will re5uire some planning ahead, either running a search on their website or following the company concerned on =witter!
#able$Telephone #o"panies %er 'ree Hotspots
epending where in the world you are, you may be able to connect to free hotspots pro%ided by national telephone and cable companies! *ote, howe%er, that these hotspots are usually pro%ided for e/isting customers! For instance, if you use *etwork @- at home, you might be able to connect to one of their wireless hotspots ne/t time you.re out in the city!=o check if your domestic cable or telephone company pro%ides this ser%ice, check their website or call their customer support line for further details!
Don(t 'orget )ou #an Tether )our !hone*
If none of the abo%e work for you but a mobile phone is in easy reach, then there is always the tethering option! =his means that you use your smartphone.s mobile Internet connection to pro%ide online access to a laptop or tablet!