The app Paris Free WiFi helps you find a Cafe or Restaurant with a free WiFi hotspot.
The locations of these Cafes and Restaurants are stored on your iPhone or iPod Touch, so that you can find them even without internet access.
You can list all cafes near your current GPS location or select a neighborhood by name or ZIP code.
The app provides an overview map with offline cache, allowing you to view the map also without internet connection.
This app has also a subway map and shows the WiFi spots near a Paris Metro station.
- View Free WiFi Spot locations on a map with offline cache
- Get free WiFi internet for your iPhone, iPod touch or laptop
- Find free WiFi spots when your iPhone Internet is too slow
- Avoid data roaming charges when traveling abroad
- Find a Cafe with a free WiFi hotspot near your GPS location
- Select a City / Neighborhood by name or postal code
- The App can also be used without Internet connection
- The App can also be used without GPS
*New: Subway map and search WiFi spot near subway station.
Fixed map display problem.
Thanks to the great user feedback Paris Free WiFi lists many additional free WiFi hotspots.
The app has now also a subway map and shows the WiFi spots near a Paris subway station.
Ratings and Reviews
I downloaded this app in advance of a 2-week trip to Paris. I was hoping to be able to locate hot spots so that I could use my iPhone for free. Unfortunately, this app is a very misleading in what it promises.
Looking at the screen shots, there is an example of a cafe where the wifi access is "unrestricted". While I did not visit this specific cafe, my experience was that only McDonald's provides free, unrestricted wifi access. In order to use a cafe's wifi, you need to be a customer (i.e., order something) and ask for a password. I tried this in some of the cafes that were listed in the app, only to find out that they did not have wifi at all.
Basically, this app proved to be worthless to me. If you plan to travel to Paris and you want to access free wifi, try standing outside of a Mickey D. Some of the parks provide wifi access through Orange (one of the cellular services over there), but you still have to be able to read enough French to register and get a password. I found the signal to be very weak - definitely too weak to place a Skype call.
The idea of the app is good but...
It would be nice if it was more user friendly. The map is static and you can not zoom in. So you end up with a list of spots with free wifi. For someone traveling it would be good to have all the info on an easy to use and interactive map. Had I known this I would not have bought this app.
dollar spent in vain
cafes that have been recommending the application had been closed forever, or have ceased to exist
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.