Home or away, find wifi everywhere you go

22 April 2009

Maybe you go on holiday to get away from it all. Maybe you pretend to get away from it all, but secretly can't stand the thought of living without email, Facebook and any number of social media websites that make you feel fulfilled and wanted.

Wherever you're going, there are plenty of resources to help you find the precious flutter of wifi:

  • myHotspots is a pretty exhaustive and up-to-date database of wifi hotspots in the UK.
  • Pret A Manger, McDonalds, Wetherspoons, Varsity and the majority of Coffee Republic outlets all offer free wifi.
  • There are oodles of IPhone apps available for locating wifi, which not only saves battery life but roaming data charges, especially when abroad - we'd recommend trying out  WifiTrack or Total Hotspots.
  • If you're in the US, try the user-built directory at Hotspotr, which lets you choose wifi hotspots by type and reliability, as well as plotting locations against a Google map:

  • To locate wifi elsewhere in the world, a couple of well-resourced sites with Google Map mash-ups are free-hotspot.com and JiWire.

Know of any more? Add them to the comments and share the wifi joy.

TOPICS:   Travel   Technology

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