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Looking for a wifi hotspot to use with mu Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 that has only wifi?


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Initial post: May 19, 2014 6:40:47 PM PDT
Paul Lowery says:
Any Suggestions. I do not want to use my phone for a HOTSPOT. Uses my data up and drains the battery.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014 6:45:48 PM PDT
CatChat says:
do a google search for free wifi spots in your zipcode. a lot of McDondalds or Starbucks offer free wifi for customers, but that is on a store by store basis.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014 6:47:13 PM PDT
Kessa says:
Get a Router, McDonald's, Starbucks, libraries, etc.

Check different stores - a lot of them now have WiFi that customers can use.

There are many ways of getting WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014 6:47:53 PM PDT
Kessa says:
You beat me to it. =)

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014 7:34:21 PM PDT
Sarida says:
There are apps that will tell you where free local wifi is located in your area.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014 7:46:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2014 7:51:34 PM PDT
Mike says:
You can get a separate hotspot independent of your phone. I use the 4G Netzero Hotspot -- $9.95 per month for 500 mb. There are others. Here's another one Karma - 4G Pay-As-You-Go Wi-Fi Hotspot. Data never expires.

Posted on May 19, 2014 9:07:21 PM PDT
My local Target, Staples, and Dunkin Donuts now have wifi. And my beauty salon has a guest wifi set up for customers :-)

Posted on May 20, 2014 2:25:24 AM PDT
Paul Lowery says:
Thanks all. I have wifi at home and I know about the wifi spots about. Looking for something when traveling when you always can't wifi.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 2:29:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2014 4:42:48 AM PDT
CatChat says:
the netzero that Mike suggested is mobile so getting that or something similar will be the best for traveling.

ETA: here's the link for netzero's 4g mobile wifi. I've been using netzero's services for almost 20 years and have never had the need to contact customer service for anything. they are that good. I'm not affiliated with them, just a very satisfied customer.

http://www.netzero.net/?medium=tsa&refcd=PSTFN06!GO&gclid=CLmRmbG1ur4CFXQiMgod4xkAkA&gclsrc=aw.ds

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 2:35:33 AM PDT
Loz says:
Depending on where you stay when travelling, a lot of hotels offer free WiFi now. You could also check cafes and restaurants, especially if you need to eat anyway!

Posted on May 20, 2014 3:02:30 AM PDT
Paul Lowery says:
Have you ever stayed at hotel where they were suppose have wifi and it doesn't work? That's why I am looking for something.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 3:30:36 AM PDT
Loz says:
Well seeing as you didn't mention that at all in any of your posts, perhaps you should just search when you get to your destination. Asking the front desk at the hotel is always a good start.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 4:59:59 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
You may also want to look for a different hotel chain. I never have that problem when I travel.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 5:19:32 AM PDT
I've never had it happen, but I'm sure it does. That said, I feel confident enough in the widespread availability of free wi-fi that *personally*, I wouldn't go to the trouble and expense of a mobile hotspot, but that's just me.

I have my cell phone; I can contact whomever I really really need to contact. If I don't have internet for a day or so until the next stop, I'm okay with that.

Posted on May 20, 2014 5:54:28 AM PDT
It's a paradox now that the more expensive the hotel, the less likely it will have free wifi. The upscale chains that cater to business travelers continue to charge extra for WiFi, because their customers will just write it off as a tax-deductible business expense.

Posted on May 20, 2014 6:09:12 AM PDT
JW says:
If you arrive at a hotel and the clerk pronounces it as 'Wee Fee' then you know you are at the wrong place.

Posted on May 20, 2014 6:09:46 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 10:53:40 AM PDT
Lplady says:
Las Vegas charges for Wi-Fi at least at the Flamingo and most of the other casino's. Only the Starbucks at Fashion Island had free wifi. Cruises charge for it to.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 10:55:52 AM PDT
I'm surprised Vegas doesn't charge lungs by the oxygen molecule.

Posted on May 20, 2014 11:08:23 AM PDT
scoutyjones says:
You could proactively look on this website before heading out and find wifi spots.

http://www.wififreespot.com/

Who'd a thought these new fangled interwebs would be so helpful:!
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Initial post:  May 19, 2014
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