Find WiFi While Travelling
When you’re travelling, you probably bring your laptop, so you can do some work and keep up with your email. Some of the ritziest hotels that I’ve stayed in charge for daily access to their wireless network, or you can trudge down to the lobby for free access. At other, mid-priced hotels, the access is sometimes free. If you’re paying an exorbitant rate for the room, can’t they throw in a couple of dollars worth of wifi?
If you’re planning a trip, the following chart, from Book of Joe, shows which hotel chains have free access, and which chains charge for it, or make you balance your laptop on your knees in the lobby.
If you have trouble finding a nearby wireless network, the Wi-Fire might help you find something a bit further away. I haven’t tried it, but there have been many times that it would have been very useful.