One common problem that people are faced with is no internet access when on the road. Of course, with certain only possible with laptops, the necessity for WiFi might compel to get a connection.
However, before you do just that, here are 3 ways to find free internet for your laptop when traveling:
#1: WiFi Hotspots
Sometimes, all you have to do is ask yourself if you have access to free WiFi. AT&T, Verizon as well as Comcast subscribers, a number of hotspots are available to you throughout the United States. In fact, just check with your Internet Service Provider, wireless carrier or cable company if you’ve got free WiFi and if they’re located close to your destination route. Apart from this, a number of regional chain such as Starbucks, Panera etc. offer free Wi-Fi too.
#2: Wi-Fi Finder
If you’ve not been able to find WiFi hotspots, then the next thing you should do is look at a few apps on your smartphone. One popular app is WiFi Finder which works for both Android and iOS too and has about 650000 WiFi spots from around the world to choose from. Apart from this, WiFiFreeSpot.com will display a number of public WiFi spots for you to look at.
If you’ve still not been able to find a WiFi hotspot, then it’s time to use your tablet or smartphone which offers tethering. In a number of cases, you will have to pay for tethering but there are way to bypass that situation. Yet despite it being a reliable last resort, it’s important to remember that more often than not, the experience is anything but an excellent one. A dropped connection or slow performance tends to ruin your browsing experience. One last thing: make sure that you set up a metered connection or get a unlimited broadband plan.