With all the issues with Rogers over the past week, I thought it might be worth mentioning an app that will help you find free WiFi near you. Take a look at “Free WiFi Finder“.
This app is free, in the App Store. When you open it up, it automatically looks for your location, and displays free WiFi spots near you. You can also, search for specific locations, in many countries and cities, around the world. Great for traveling, something a lot of you might be doing this time of year. Once you find a spot you like, tap on it, and then tap on the address to open the location in the native Maps app. “Free WiFi Finder” has gotten mixed reviews, in iTunes, but it worked great for me.
One obvious, major flaw in these type of applications, is that you have to be online for them to work. Which means, your 3G is working fine, or you’re already on WiFi. Well, with this app, you can set bookmarks for your favourite WiFi spots, and they are saved locally, on your iPhone. It will show you the address, but, obviously, you wouldn’t be able to use the Maps app, if you’ve lost your 3G, and you’re desperately looking for an internet connection.
If you are traveling this holiday season, plan ahead, and check out these websites that features lists of airports that have wireless internet access:
According to www.wififreespot.com, these are the Canadian airports with free WiFi:
Edmonton Int. Airport – international departurers gates are – Leduc, Alberta
Calgary International Airport – Calgary
Banff Airporter office area – Calgary
Charlottetown Airport – Charlottetown, PEI
Dryden Regional Airport – Dryden, Ontario
Fredericton Airport – Fredericton, New Brunswick
Halifax International airport – center court area on the main level and between gates 20-15 on the departures level of The Air Terminal Building – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Quebec Airport – Quebec City, Quebec
Sault Ste Marie Airport – Sault Ste Marie
St. John’s International Airport – departure lounge and nearby – St. John’s, Newfoundland
Expedia Restaurant – Air Canada Terminal – Toronto
Vancouver International Airport – Vancouver