finding free wifi internet hotspots
Even though I typically use my T-mobile hotspot subscription to login at nearby Starbucks and Borders, I can also enjoy the occasional free wifi internet from other venues I stumble upon. They can be kinda hard to find, at least in places I frequent like around metro Washington DC, or, now, around Orange County. I reguarly use the Wi-Fi FreeSpot Directory — this shows up #1 on a Google search for “free wifi” and in the last year over 4000 new locations have been added.
But I found
3 other great free wifi directories online with web 2.0 collaboration that maintains a current and up-to-date directory (but haven’t accrued enough Google juice and I hope my link and yours will help):
- www.openwifispots.com 24,456 spots
- www.hotspotr.com 5,822 spots, 1,629 cities
- www.ilovefreewifi.com (total count not available)
- www.anchorfree.com 12,570 spots in the US
(Statistics were self-reporting from each directory, at time of this blog post.)
There you go — now you can stay connected. Just have to remember to bring your laptop, and keep your battery charged. If you find other great free wifi directories, please do add a comment to this post.