Free Wi-Fi Finder
By JiWire Inc.
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Instantly find FREE Wi-Fi Internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline!
JiWire's Global FREE Wi-Fi app uses your iPhone's GPS and network triangulation capabilities to locate free Wi-Fi Internet access.
★ Over 145,000 Free locations worldwide
★ "Near me" search based on your current location
★ Search specific geographic regions
★ Filter by location type (Cafe, Library, etc..)
★ Phone numbers and address info
★ Bookmark your favorite locations
New locations are added on a daily basis, so you always have the latest hotspot data at your fingertips.
What's New in Version 2.9.8
- iPhone5 Capable
- Numerous bug fixes and enhancements
- Fully iOS6 compatible
Useless & Inaccurate
I read a review in the NY Times and decided to test this app in my neighborhood before venturing abroad (which I do often). Big disappointment! All the places listed were either non-existent of had relocated. The one dependable place for wifi in any town - McDonalds - was not listed. Neither did it list the public library. Only one of our many hotels was listed. There is a feature to add a location but no feedback feature for defunct locations. I live in a small tourist town in N Wisconsin where many folks come for a week and finding wifi is important. I will NOT be packing this app on my smart phone when I travel.
Works well, information is limited sometimes wrong
More information when connected, so look up spots and locations ahead of time when you still have a connection. Ask locals or look for McDonalds might be easier (Starbucks harder to spot). I have yet to try some of the places on the way to local ski area to get an updated report (sometimes not updated when I leave)
On a road trip I found the library listed did not have wifi (it did have a computer I could wait for.
Other places did not exist or were miles outside of town etc.
Works great if you don't need it
Basically you need either a cell connection or a wifi connection to have this app work. If you have neither as in traveling and are trying to find wifi, then the off line locations finder just doesn't work, period. So if you don't need the wifi finder because you already have cell service or wifi, it works great. Just too bad the downloaded offline finder doesn't work without either cell service or wifi. I guess it will show other locations in your area if you have already stumbled upon one. Tried to use in Alaska and British Columbia while trying not to use sprint roaming data charges. Just didn't work. Sad. A missed opportunity.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jan 08, 2013
- Version: 2.9.8
- Size: 6.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: JiWire Inc.
- © Copyright 2013 JiWire Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.