Whereabouts – How you might find a wi-fi hotspot?
Increasingly, wireless hotspots (also referred to as ‘wi-fi hotspots’) are popping up across the UK. There’s much talk of using your smartphoneSpend Less on Your High Tech Smartphone. Read more ... » or handheld tablet device to connect the net whilst out and about; however for those who are new to this high-tech world, it can be tricky to know where exactly these hotspots are located.
Here’s a quick guide to the types of places you can expect to find wireless hotspots and what you might utilise them for…
Many stadiums and sporting grounds throughout Britain boast hotspots; meaning you can connect via your BlackBerry, iPhone or whatever mobile device you own. One of the best uses of such a hotspot is keeping an eye on other teams’ scores as your favourite players battle it out on the field or pitch. For example, if the place of your football team in the league tables depends on it winningandanother team losing, you can keep your favourite sports-based web-page open to keep an eye on the situation. What’s more, you can catch up with what your friends and fellow fans think on Facebook or Twitter; engaging in some lively banter along the way.
If you’re out with friends or catching up with a family member at a cafe, accessing the internet via a wireless hotspot might not be your first thought. However for those who simply want to relax by themselves, catch up with work or read through the day’s news, having wi-fi available in a cafe can be a godsend. It allows you to read through and file your work emails, or – if you’ve had enough work for the day – indulge in your guilty passion for an hour or two, be it trawling a celebrity gossip site or finding new recipes.
Who wants to surf the net whilst they’re out doing the weekly food shop? Well plenty of people, actually. Think about it – you’ve picked up your favourite brand of organic tea bags whilst pushing the trolley round, but they’re double the price they were last time. Wouldn’t it be handy if you check howLine Rental - Do We Need It. Read more ... » other supermarkets price said teabags? If they’re much cheaper, you could then pick them up on the way home from another store. What’s more, you might be picking up some ingredients for a special recipe… but what if you forget how much you need? Simple – look up the recipe via your mobile or tablet. Sorted!
Many hotels throughout the UK and the world now offer wireless connections to their patrons. Today’s ‘always-connected’ culture has basically made this a must-have for hotel guests - and a service hotels really need to offer if they are to maintain a good reputation. Not only does it mean those on business trips can stay connected, but having access to wi-fi can keep kids occupied whilst their parents enjoy the delights of room service – or keep the adults occupied whilst the kids play their games!
This is just the tip of the iceberg, though. Airports, hospitals and even government buildings are offering wireless hotspots now. Now that you know some of the most common places in which to find a hotspot, though, you’re one step ahead… now, get connecting!