Free public Wi-Fi networks are available in restaurants, coffee shops, airports, hotels, and public places such as libraries and recreation and park facilities.
Where to find free public Wi-Fi?
From Settings, open Wi-Fi, and look at the available Wi-Fi networks. If a place such as a restaurant or a cafe is offering free Wi-Fi to customers, simply connect it. If it requires password authentication, you can ask the customer service for assistance.
Here are some of the places where you can find free Wi-Fi hotspots:
- Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
- Retail stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores
- Public transport such as bus or train
- Airport terminals
- City-run Wi-Fi hotspots, public libraries and parks facilities
- Internet provider hotspots
- University or school campus
City-run Wi-Fi hotspots are Government-led and funded initiatives to offer residents and visitors free WiFi service in public places such as libraries, recreation, and park facilities.
Restaurants with Free Wi-Fi
Here are some of the most popular restaurant chains offering Free Wi-Fi to customers. Some of these restaurants may require an order purchase before you can connect to the Wi-Fi network. The Wi-Fi password shall be printed on the purchase receipt or labeled by the cash register.
Retail stores with Free Wi-Fi
Retail stores offer customers free Wi-Fi that allows them to compare prices online whilst they shop. Some of the largest retail stores offering free Wi-Fi are:
Internet provider hotspots
Internet service providers such as Spectrum, Cox, and Xfinity, provide access to hotspots around the country for all customers free of charge.
If a public WiFi hotspot by your Internet provider is available nearby, connect to the Wi-Fi network and sign in with your ID and password.
Use Wi-Fi Maps and Apps
There are various online services and apps available that can help you find free WiFi hotspots, including popular ones like OpenWiFiMap, and WiFi Map. These apps use crowdsourced data to build hotspot maps in popular areas across the country.
Buses and trains
Amtrak offers passengers Free Wi-Fi onboard the train and at select stations to keep them connected throughout their train journey.
Greyhound offers Wi-Fi services onboard the bus across the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Buy a Mobile Hotspot
A Mobile Hotspot is a portable device that uses a cellular network to connect to the internet and share that connection via Wi-Fi. If you travel a lot and need to connect to the internet often, then a Mobile Hotspot is the best option to access the internet through a fast, reliable, and secure connection. Some of the popular brands include T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and NETGEAR.