If you are an Android device owner you know that Wi-Fi access is practically a basic need. From playing online games, web surfing to app downloads, Wi-Fi connectivity lets you discover the endless possibilities within the Android world. With that said, most of us tend to spend more time in places where we have unlimited access to Wi-Fi especially if we don’t have to pay a dime for it. Here is how you have full Wi-Fi access for free no matter where you are:

Familiarize yourself with Hotels or Restaurants with free Wi-Fi

More and more places offer Wi-Fi as a freebie, either to entice customers or with no strings attached. Find out the specific places and consider visiting them especially if you need Wi-Fi. Some major examples include places like McDonalds and Starbucks. Though you may need to spend a few bucks on a donut, it’s a small price to pay if you are planning to spend hours using the Wi-Fi connection.

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Use a Hotspot Database

If you are in a location where there are no such hotels or restaurants, you may need to rely on a hotspot database such as WeFi, instead. WeFi has a huge index of over 100 million Wi-Fi hotspots all over the world, even including unexpected rural areas. WeFi connects you automatically to any free Wi-Fi coverage in your location, depending on the number of integrated resources from similar users. You can also access Android apps, meaning you always have a search engine to look for a connection.

Enable your Wi-Fi Scanner

Your device Wi-Fi connectivity settings can tell you if there is a Wi-Fi network available and/ or if it is secure or not. Hopefully, you will find a Wi-Fi connection that is not protected. On the Settings, tap on Wi-Fi and find connections marked as ‘open’ or ‘unsecured’ then connect your device.

Join an App community

One good example, is Instabridge. This great app compiles crowd-sourced Wi-Fi network connections and their passwords into a network of millions. Regardless of whether the network is secured or not, as long as one person is connected, anyone else with the app can also have access.

Cable Subscriptions

Some of the major cable networks add a free complementary Wi-Fi access with their subscription offers. Check out their subscription conditions or call their customer service and find out if their subscription includes a Wi-Fi access. Though, this is not exactly free, it comes as an added benefit.

MAC address spoofing

Basically Wi-Fi connections are timed based on your device’s MAC address. This means by simply spoofing your MAC address, can extend the time limitation you have with a certain connection. Alternatively, spoofing another person’s MAC address with paid unlimited data access also gives you unlimited access.

Check for free connectivity to certain sites

Find out if the local paid hotspots provide access to any sites for free. Though this won’t allow you access to the entire internet, but it will allow you access to certain useful sites. This is especially great if you are looking for a Wi-Fi connection to pass time. A good example is Delta Airlines which offers free connections to Amazon, the Wall Street Journal and People magazine in-flight. This means though, you won’t check your email, you will access the latest news and get great shopping ideas.

What other sneaky ways do you access free Wi-Fi connections? Let us know in the comments.

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