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Old 12-03-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Free Wi-Fi locations by state and city

Ran across this site that has a huge listing of businesses, libraries, etc. that provide free Wi-Fi service throughout the country, and then some. It required printing 29 pages just for the sites in Colorado.

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Old 12-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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I don't plan trips around WIFI hotspots; just stop at a McDonalds for coffee. Can't imagine hauling around 29 pages for one state!

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Besides, there are free apps that will search for WiFi hotspots that are near you.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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I keep a blog so my family and friends know how I'm doing. Unfortunately Verizon isn't everywhere and I'm always glad to directories saved to my hard drive for use. I too have a WIFI finder app - all it needs is the internet and if my Verizon isn't working I'm lost.

I would suggest copying the files to a word document for use rather than printing the whole document out.


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There's a lot more free Wi-fi than on that list. As was reported earlier almost all Mcdonalds have free wi-fi. Almost all libraries have free wi-fi. Many National Parks concessionaires provide free wi-fi.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:25 PM   #6
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Thank you Jim, that is very helpful.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #7
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Thank you II

Yes, thank you, Jim, for sharing this info; very kind of you. Although I'm not traveling right now, all the info I can add to my arsenal of tips is always a good thing.
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So you don't plan trips around WI-FI hot spots, but you locate McDonalds to get WI-FI hot spots. OK, got it!

I also carry a 600-page Free Campgrounds Guide, 250-page guide to free dump sites, travel guides and road maps for exploring new areas. I can't imagine buying a camper and then hanging around a McDonalds.

So you need a signal to see if you have a strong enough signal to download an app to find a signal! How does that work when there is no signal? Oh, that's right, just drive until you find a McDonalds!


-- What happens to the app when the signal is gone?
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You download the wifi finder app at home where you have a signal. Then, wherever you are the phone will search for wifi signals, indicate where they are, how strong the signal is and if they are open wifi.
As for dump sites, I use the app Sanidumps.com
If there is a dump site nearby, there is likely an open WiFi. Sanidumps tells you if there is a fee or free, hours of operation and even what direction to approach the dump from.
You can probably even get an app to help you find where in the trailer your 600-page campgrounds guide is.
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Glenn,

Now that is some useful information regarding smart phone useage if I ever get one. Right now mine is not only not smart, it is such an underacheiver I had to enroll it in a special ed. program. I know how to send and receive calls, that's it, and outlawing texting while driving was wasted on me.

Unless I will be on the road for a while, there is no computer, the cell stays in the console for emergencies, no DVD, ipad, Kindle or much of anything at all, just camping-related reference materials, books, magazines and drawing materials.
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Don't need any chargers either...
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:30 PM   #12
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WI-FI, computers, iPads, smart phones and texting??? No use for such techno-crap at my camping spots.....Canoe, Kayak and campfire does it all!

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I would store that list as an electronic document, could be on the phone, laptop or a tablet. If nothing else making it searchable would be a benefit.

My laptop is our DVD player and audio entertainment device. It's how we view and edit pictures we have taken etc. If my wife can connect to Facebook with her phone from time to time that is all the internet we need. Driving someplace for phone signal or for free Wi-Fi is probably not generally going to be worth it for us, but if we did a searchable list would be nice.

If we can't recall the other movie that an actor in the DVD was in we do what we did pre-Google. Blurt out the title 2 hours after the movie ends when it suddenly comes to us ;-)
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I'm holding out for the app that makes dinner, cleans up afterward, does the laundry, vacuums the floor, washes the windows, & shares its winning lottery $$ with me. THAT'S when I'll get a smart phone.
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