Whether you’re traveling or just out and about, it’s most likely important to have access to the internet wherever you go. Luckily, most times, there’s no need to spend money on wifi. Check out some ways to make sure you get your wifi for free when you need it:
Be Aware of Where Free WiFi Is
This may seem like a no-brainer, but knowing about the wifi situation before you head somewhere is the best way to ensure that you can get free wifi. Unplggd has a great list of unexpected places to find wifi, but when in doubt, just call and ask!
Search for Hidden Networks
Just because you’re not near a documented hotspot doesn’t mean that you can’t find one. You can try out a number of apps to find hidden and free wifi networks.
Get WiFi from Your Cable Company
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. If you live in a big city, you might even get hotspots from other cable providers too. Check your provider’s web site for a map of nearby hotspots, or if they have one, download their mobile app from your app store of choice and find them that way.
Take a look at 7 more suggestions over at Lifehacker’s Top 10 Ways to Get Free Wi-Fi Anywhere You Go.