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Do you have access to Free public Wi-Fi ?

Do you have access to free public Wi-Fi in your country or do you pay for every second you spend online?

In my country, we do not have access to free Wi-Fi in public places such as the library, airport, bars hotels and parks except for public institutions like the universities and work places of which you'd have to be a student or a worker. I would love for my government emulate developed nations where free service is available in public nations among other things. 

While I was in the university, I had access to free Wi-Fi because I was a student and I was paying fees. After I graduated, I had to start buying subscriptions all the time from my mobile carrier which is a bit high. 

So, do you have access to free Wi-Fi or do you always pay for your time online?

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gelotologist

Yes, we do have access through public wifi here in our country, people actually love free wifi but not all public places has it so, they would just use their load to use the internet. We often use wifi in public places especially when we're on a mall, some fast food chains have a free wifi. And here in our country some places have a free wifi access through a bus waiting shed, where they can use internet when they're waiting for a bus but people actually don't like this idea even though it's, some people say it can attract theives especially cellphone snatchers.




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jkeypad

In our Country yes. Particularly in coffee shops, airport, and big malls. Some will have wifi on the bus, restaurants, and grocery stores. But I prefer not to use free public wifi as possible because of it's slow as everybody like to connect. So, I have my own internet on my phone or a USB stick for my laptop. And I heard it's potentially dangerous because anyone can see what you're doing.Yes, i agree with you If you expose your gadget everywhere in public places it attracts pickpockets. Do you have access to Free public Wi-Fi ?




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anor0428

Very true. That is also one of the reason why I do not connect and use my phone on public areas. It really attracts snatchers especially if you are alone. And also, i have a data plan on my phone so I wont need connection from free public wifi. Thanks for that cheap mobile data plan.LOL. Maybe for safer areas like restaurant and library, I will consider using it.




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dzannerz

Yes in the Philippines almost all people are snatchers and I hate them because you work hard just to buy a phone and then for them they will just snatch it.




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anor0428

Exactly. They dont realize that, saddest part of it is that some snatchers will even kill people just to get these items. Where are their conscience? I feel sad watching the new and seeing these headlines.

I guess what we can do is just to be more careful not to use our phone on snatchers prone areas.




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pandooh

I would like to correct you on the part "almost all people are snatchers" that's just so judgmental and generalized. That depends on where and how you openly engage yourself in the public that's why attracting snatchers would just be a common danger.




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Tronia

Well, we obviously have the wifi at our house since we have the router that supports it but since you're referring to wifi in public places, yes. We do have the free kind in many areas. They have started implementing it around 1-2 years ago. Before that, only the high-end restaurants had it. Now you can walk across the town with nice, strong, free wifi. It's quite amazing because many people don't have a good phone contract that gives them free data. My phone has 15GB monthly data but I still prefer to use the public wifi. Plus what's better than to be able to browse the internet while waiting for a bus or something similar?




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augusta

Unfortunately, we are still far away from this free wifi stuff in my country. one need to buy from the local carrier and it quite expensive too.Sometimes the data speed is so slow that surfing the net or working online becomes frustrating.I hope that our government does something drastic about it.




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Soulwatcher

I live in the USA and there is free WIFI everywhere. Stores, malls, pet store, grocery stores, some parks, restaurants, airports, you name it, it's everywhere. The only bad thing about free wifi is its a open network and people can see everything that your doing on it.




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Barida

I must say that the people living in these developed countries are quite lucky. I mean even at paid subscriptions, we still struggle to have stable internet connection in places such as Nigeria.




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Soulwatcher

That has to suck, I use the internet every day. I can not imagine not having internet or slow internet. Having said that the united states does have internet everywhere. But we are way behind on internet technology than many other countries. Our average internet speeds are 10mbps~150mbps and in other countries the average speed is 1gbps.




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ballyhara

Literally it does! It sucks way too much. We do have public wi-fi, but they are a waste of time, they never get connected, they're super slow, don't accept the password. Then you go home, and the Internet service is not working, I feel cheated every time i have to pay for it. Doesn't matter the company you hire, still the service sucks, I feel in the medieval times compared to any other country.




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peachpurple

Oh I admire the wide usage of wifi in your country. Wifi is only available in restaurants with strong signals. Other places such as shopping malls, stores, insurance companies, pet stores, grocery shops, you need to ask for the wifi password and majority would reject your request because they would give reason such as, I don't know the password or "for private use only" Bum, so wifi is not everywhere in malaysia




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Happyflowerlady

That is how it is here where i live also, Soulwatcher. Almost all of the fast food places have free wifi, and even some of the doctor clinics have this as well as our local hospital.
I never do anything that i would have to worry about someone seeing, and usually what i would do is just use the kindle or the kindle app on my phone or ipad and read while I am waiting to see the doctor.
We seldom go into fast food places; so even though they advertise the free wifi, I don’t think that I have ever used it at one of these establishments.
If I am traveling, then I always use the free wifi at airports, and usually update my family on where we are at and what will be the next stop.
I think that public wifi is a great thing, and a person could even do a lot of their online web browsing if they seven much time at a place that offered free wifi.




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Soulwatcher

Happyflowerlady I have seen a ton of people in fast food restaurants working on their computers. And some of the people that I have seen even look like businessmen taking a lunch break or a break on the road to help a client.




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Happyflowerlady

It will be interesting to see where this leads to. It already seems like cable television is phasing out, with more people “cutting the cord”, and cell phones (which used to have terrible roaming fees) are now a monthly payment for all you want of talking and texting .
it seems to me like wifi might be heading in the same direction, and eventually, we might not need home wifi any more than we need cable; because we will have access to nearby free wifi.




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treecko142

I dream of the day when we finally have free public wifi in our country. Even our paid internet services are very expensive for such slow speeds.




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Barida

I used to have access to free wifi while in the university for I studied in one of the topmost universities in Nigeria, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Then, we pay for that wifi connection, but it was better than not having any. However, since I graduated, I have not had access to wifi and uses the paid subscription to connect to the internet.




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ballyhara

Well you were so lucky you had wifi at college. We didn't have any kind of free internet, and on the contrary, we had to pay to use the computer/laptop services there. Besides that, the service was really bad, terrible connection, always overloaded with publicity, and hundreds of malware/virus. Just like you, right now, I'm paying for my own internet service, which is terrible too, but at least is better than the one at college.




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DarthHazard

We have some public WiFi depending on where you are. Most places, especially shops, have public WiFi networks that open for us to use but personally, I don't use them. I just don't think they are secure enough and I have read a lot of articles where using an open network can be extremely dangerous especially at airports. So because of that I only really use 3G/4G when I am out and about.




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wiseagent

Where I live usually works the same way, but I particularly hate these types of connections because in addition to being something always of poor quality they don't offer any type of security.

I always prefer to use the internet which is already available on my monthly phone plan (it's not great, but at least it's something safer).




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anor0428

I agree. Some of the public wifi are not safe to connect to. I have heard that there are free wifi that can access your informations on the website you log in. So just to be safe, I never connect at any free wifi in public. Better be safe than sorry.




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wiseagent

When I connect to these types of WiFi available I never access anything that needs email or password, so it's always to read / hear something without much importance. In cases like this one, I don't see much problem. But still, I don't usually trust too much.




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anor0428

Same here. That is the reason why as much as possible I avoid connecting to public wifi, aside from the poor connection they are not that safe. There are also public wifi that will require you to register before you can connect, it's kinda suspicious. It's much better to just use your mobile data plan than this.




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wiseagent

"There are also public wifi that will require you to register before you can connect..."

This is kind of WiFi that I simply NEVER access. in any kind of situation, I simply NEVER access. I always get two fleas behind my ear with these types of connections, haha!




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Soulwatcher

I agree 100% because once you're on public wifi that's not encrypted your information is out there for whoever wants to steal it. So I always try and connect to secure public wifi or I don't use anything that requires a password.




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wiseagent

Where I live, public WiFi is only provided in strategic locations that are defined by certain government sectors. The population can't comment on anything because it's something really strictly decided by government.

The result? A poorly distributed and poor quality job. But, as the wave of assaults here is usually high (something really absurd), this isn't as bad as it should be.




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Judas2018

We have free Wi-fi here in the U.S. mostly in libraries or schools. If you want it specifically for your home or business you have to pay for it. It usually is bundled with your monthly cable bill or phone bill. If you want to access the internet underground or in restaurants, bars or establishments via your phone or hand-held device? Then yeah you can for free.




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DenisP

This is one thing (among many others) that I miss about the United States. I'm currently living oversees and you'd be hard pressed to find free Wi-Fi to the degree that you might back in the states. In America if you're working on something important and the internet cuts out, there are multiple places you can go to in order to grab an internet connection. Places like public libraries, Barnes and Noble's, Starbucks or even McDonald's are all likely to have Wi-Fi. Over here they seem to be a bit stingier when it comes to sharing their internet connection.




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Soulwatcher

Not only is Wi-Fi free at public libraries, Barnes and Noble's, Starbucks or even McDonald's. But schools, public parks, regular restaurant's, gas stations, hotels. And if you have Comcast for internet there are literally millions of hotspots all over the country. Even AT&T has a lot of hotspots setup all over the United States.

P.S. I almost died when I saw on the news that public parks were getting Wi-Fi. Whats the point of going to a park and getting out in nature if you're going to be on the internet I don't get it!




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DenisP

Yeah, with regards to the whole "Wi-Fi in public parks" thing, I definitely feel the same way.

I don't have any parks in my town, but by my house is a woodland area with a beautiful river running through it. I often go hiking there and find a nice spot to just sit, relax, and soak in the wonderful energy of nature.

I could never imagine going outdoors, finding a nice spot to relax, and then opening my laptop or going on my phone and just staring at the screen again. The whole point of going outside and into nature is to reconnect with your roots, not reconnect with the internet.

In some ways though, I can understand it from the perspective of people who take their laptops to the park and maybe want to be outside while they work on tedious things like replying to emails. Sometimes I take my laptop with me out into my yard and do work there cause it just feels stuffy inside.




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Blank629

Yes I have an access in public free wifi. Everytime I go to a public place, I try to connect in their wifi. I always get a connection but it is not fast as I think. Maybe because there are lots of people connecting to their wifi. So I always do some checking only my facebook and emails.




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Juliemonkey

No, I don't have access to free wifi in my country. If I want to connect to a restaurant wifi here or cafes, I need to eat there or buy something first before they give away there passwords. I always pay for the the I spend in the internet.




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Judas2018

That's a funny situation because here in America, our restaurants and eateries encourage customers to come in and use the free wi-fi. Without having to purchase or buy anything. However, the situation which you describe where you have to make a purchase in order to use something? Does come into play when you want to use the bathroom in one of these establishments.




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saygorem

In our place, internet connection is the worst than any other country in South East Asian countries. We have a public wifi but it is not capable of catering people's needs, they will eventually switch back to data connection which is reliable but is so expensive.




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overcast

Internet at my place is very high cost. And for this reason I try to make sure that I have access to the public wifi. And I also make sure that the public wifi is safe. There are some of the safe spots. And also some good wifi spot where I am mostly spending the time for the surfing. So I think they can be safe. There are apps like WifIre. And you can use them for connection completely free of cost.




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Barida

I must say that this is the first time that I can hear about Wiflre. I enjoyed using the school wifi while at the university and since I graduated, it has been a tough call for me. I wouldn't mind finding cheaper alternatives aside from the expensive data bundles.




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Keibah2

You can say that again. Especially when you have a lot of things going on for you online. You can't help it but subscribe. You'd agree with me that if you are into online earning, you always need to have access to the internet.

I know the government would rather invest in other sectors of the economy like education, health care and all but we also need this. This is the modern era and we need to step up.




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Barida

I enjoy my stay on the internet for I have lots of things that I do on the internet. So, in as much as I feel hurt as a result of the high cost of data bundles, I also feel that my stay on the internet is worth it.




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overcast

It's an Android App. It is free app. What it does is that it finds the free wifi in nearby region. And it gives you login data for those places. And this way you can access the public Wifi. And you can also get the login automated way. So it works out as it gives you free internet. So it's definitely cool.




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Rumu

Wow. That sounds like a good app. I'll take your word on it and download the app. I hope it works fine.




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vhinz

In our country, internet subscription is not only costly but the connection is very slow. If someone asks me, what is your internet connection speed? I answered it with “Oh, you mean my internet connection slow? This is really the problem here in our country especially for those who are working online. I, myself, actually am experiencing a very low internet connection as I write this reply.




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overcast

I hear you. We have pretty much same situation. And the thing is that having a good connection is what makes things easier. You have to get proper access to the WiFi. And here lot of free Wifi are there but you can't sit there for entire day. So that is kind of limiting for many of us. We need internet for making money online. That's what I have learned over a period of time.




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DarthHazard

That is awful to hear. I am not sure how I would cope with bad internet that is also expensive. Can I ask what country you are in if you don't mind? Luckily, the internet speed is quite fast over here in the United Kingdom and it isn't too expensive for us either. Have you tried looking at some tips on how to improve the speed by moving things like the router?




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overcast

I am in Asia. So the speed is pretty much good in only metros. So it can be a bit odd for someone with mobile to get good connection. Most of the road towers are on 2G. And yet to upgrade into 4G. So I am guessing few more years. And things would be good enough for internet. And we may be able to have speed good enough to work through that.




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ColdFlameChris

We only have some free WIFI in certain places like parks, malls, and some other renown places but not everywhere. There's a limited access which I think like you can only use it for certain time then they kick you out and It's also not fast. I hope that the government will provide more and wider range of WIFI as this is the main source of communication nowadays.




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DenisP

The answer is going to depend on the area you're in. Currently I live in a small rural community, and you could consider mostly a farming town really. In the town center there are a few cafes and restaurants but none of them have free Wi-Fi. Although I have heard talks of certain owners considering it in order to modernize their establishments a bit. If you go to the nearest city here, you're far likelier to find bars and restaurants that have free Wi-Fi, but it still isn't nearly as common as it would be the United States, for example.




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Krisleen

We have free access to wi-fi in public places like hotels, restaurants, resorts, etc. The problem is that the internet connection is very slow, especially in provincial areas. We still need to improve a lot of things in the internet connection in our country. I've seen that our country has the 2nd slowest internet connection among the 22 Asian countries. Whenever I need to access the internet outside my house, I just bring my pocket wi-fi with me since the wi-fi in the public areas here are mostly not reliable. I would suggest that you do the same if ever you have your own pocket wi-fi.




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emoxigh27

We have free access to Wi-fi mostly at malls and public transportations. With some simple registration required, you can access a decent speed of the public Wi-fi. The only downfall of this is the duration of the connection. Most of them can be accessed from 30 minutes to 1 hour only per day. So if you're planning to connect using this, make sure to utilize it as much as you can. You can either update your apps or download movies or music. No need to worry because the speed is great.




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DarthHazard

There are a few public WiFi networks that do this over here in the United Kingdom but luckily for us the majority of them actually have unlimited usage so we can use them for as long as we want and we can do almost anything over them. Of course, I wouldn't do almost everything because things like banking would just not be secure over a public and open network.




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emoxigh27

That's nice. I wish we have unlimited access too. I do also agree that connecting to a public W-fi when doing an online transaction is a big taboo. You can be easily attacked by hackers when you use it. Better spend a couple of cents to have a data connection than trying it over public Wi-fi.




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vinaya

Until recently, there was no free public wifi in my town. Some restaurants and hotels offered free wifi for customers, however, there was no free wifi in the public places. During the election campaign, the candidates from various political parties said that they will make the town a smart city. The new mayor has introduced free wifi in the main city juncture. The wifi is so poor that it is hard to even to check facebook on your handheld device, but it is too early to be critical. I really hope that connection speed will be improved in the future.




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DarthHazard

It is good to hear that you now have some free wifi in some public places at least. And even though the signal strength is extremely poor, it is at least a start and that means that sooner or later they will start to improve the WiFi available for free and that will result in the signal strength improving a lot.




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anor0428

Yes. Free wifi is available in some places here in my country, especially in Manila area. You can also access free wifi on airport, Malls, through restaurants coz most of them offers free wifi for their costumers. Mobile and internet networks offices also offer free wifi. The problem with public free wifi is that the connection isn't that stable due to many users connecting to it, maybe in the future they can improve that just like how fast free wifi on the other country is(maybe after jurassic years). Many promised to improve it, and many promises have been broken. LOL.




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wallet

Actually, we do benefit of free wi-fi in the library, airport, bars hotels, restaurants, schools, mall, subway, etc. Personally, I do not care about this because I have a cheap bill to the Internet, I pay around 1 dollar and a half for unlimited internet for the whole month.




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Martinsx1

I only enjoyed such features when I was still in the university, the school wi-fi was actually free to all students as every department had its own connection password to the school server. I didn't get to enjoy using the free Wi-Fi for long because it was installed almost at my final year in the university. I graduated almost 4 months after it was fully operational and ready to use. It's the new students that did enjoyed it very well.




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vhinz

I have my own subscription to ISP although there are some areas in our town that I could access wifi for free. I avoided using public wifi since I became active in different forums and on social media network to avoid my laptop from being hacked. Free public wifi is vulnerable to hacking activities. Hackers that have access in the same wifi that you are connected could penetrate your computer by just running an application that will display all the activities of the router. They could view all your activities in the websites that you are visiting which include logging to an online account. Once you login to any of your online accounts, they could get your username, email, and password. I have a co-worker before that does this kind of hacking in every free wifi that he is connected. He’s able to get many social media accounts and emails. I have also attended a seminar about cyber security and one of the topics that the presenter tackled is about hacking. He showed some applications that hackers uses to get online accounts. Emails are sold by hackers for $50 USD or more. So we really need to be careful in using free wifi.




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peachpurple

I can tell you for sure, public wifi access and speed is really slow and keeps disconnecting for no reason. I think it is due to a massive usage of customers in the public places that causes the disconnection and most of the time, couldn't access to the free ID at all. Either the modem router had hang or someone is using the wifi to watch videos and play games. This is a big nuisance. So, I rather use my home wifi, fast, comfy and download speed is super quick.




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manmad

There isn't really a massive network here, so you'd just go with a mobile network if you use it outside or pay your Wi-Fi or cable internet at your home, of course at a lot of the cafes you can find free Wi-Fi, however it's not like it's good or anything, because it's either cheap or a lot of people have connected to it. Well, public Wi-Fi is like that too, but it's good to have it.




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jemuelterrado

We do not have free wifi here in our country. The funny thing about free wifi is that it has a password before you can connect. Free must not have password and there are some places that offers free wifi only if you buy some products they are selling like in restaurant. I hope free wifi to all countrys anywhere will be applied like in the USA where in you can connect anytime and anywhere and all you can. By the way i live in Philippines although there are only a little free wifi, im sure it is very far from our exact places. WIFI is very useful most especially for students who wants to search something for assignments. I hope this will be available global free.




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Rock1987

In my city, there are some free Wifi spots. The railway station, bus station, airport provides free Wifi to the people. The amount of data or the time duration is limited. We can use a limited amount of data. Some malls and McDonalds also provides free Wifi to the people. I hope this free Wifi network increases in my city and my country. In the residential areas where I live, there is no free Wifi.




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tophew

In my case i don't usually have access on public wifi but when it happen to have a free public wifi, the wifi too is slow so i hate it. that's why i always avail monthly subscription so that i can enjoy fast internet than the free public wifi. and i think only here in the philippines has a slow free internet public wifi but in the other country they have fast internet public wifi which is great.




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Pixie06

We have access to free WiFi at many places over here. You can even enjoy free WiFi while travelling in the bus. This is something that I totally like. I have to travel for about 2 hours at times to visit my clients and having access to free WiFi means that I can work even if I am travelling. However there are many dangers when connecting to Free WiFi.




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PedroP

We do have a few places but they are few and far in between and usually, the internet connection is not so great so you're better off paying a 3G plan instead of relying on free stuff




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felabruno

There is some free wifi at universities (for the students only) and restaurants (for the clients), but besides that, not so much. Sometimes there's wifi in shopping malls so you don't have to pay for anything to get the access. I believe that in the libraries you can use PCs they have there and they are connected to the internet.




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cubo

I used to have free wi-fi at the university but I don't know what happened a few months ago but, the internet stopped working so, I have to use my mobile data for everything at the university. It's really difficult because my university has online classes and it's difficult for us to assist those classes without an internet connection. When I have to assist to those classes, I have to go return home because I have wi-fi at home. I pay every month for internet connection but it' not too expensive.




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jaymish

I would not call it free wifi. This wifi is accessed only if you are using a service For example in a restaurant or on public transport. You can't for example just go sit in a restaurant without having a snack, a drink or a meal. So I would not call it free or public.

However, there is a city in my country that is piloting free wifi. We'll see how that goes. I wouldn't hold my breath. Knowing how our cities are governed, I foresee that experiment completely flopping.

What I love about the wifi in my country is that the speeds are great. You also have many options to choose from. A million dollar question is why Governments go on and on about internet penetration but don't provide it.




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Judas2018

Spreading the worldwide web is easier said than done. For some areas it requires lots of construction and infrastructure repair , rebuilding or creation from scratch. You also have to ensure that it won't be prone to attack by hackers, thieves or bad weather.




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Authord

Nope, In my area or the place I say, you will hardly see a free public WiFi, it's just too alien to my country as a whole. The only place you are likely to see or have access to a free WiFi is in mostly school premises and at the same time the speed is usually throttled and it's very frustrating. So it's better to buy your own data and use own shii comfortably.




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Tronia

Haha, that's how my country was a few years back. Only fancy restaurants that nobody could afford or sometimes schools had wifi. The problem with schools was that it was often password protected though and I remember how we used to try and guess it when we were bored. Those were the good old days!

But don't worry. Sooner or later, all countries will have wifi coverage. It's just the matter of time.




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Rumu

I don't think my response will make any difference from what you've explained in your post. Why? You know why.

I stand with you on the argument aimed at our government emulating developed nations in simply providing the basics for its citizens.

Asides from the very few places you've mentioned where free Wi-Fi is available for the public, some places situated close to government based institution have little access to free Wi-Fi which works less than half the hours of a day. I think we should do a poll/petition and pass the query to the government then hope for the best.

But until then we just have to keep burning mobile data so as not to loose touch with listingdock.????




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AmieBotella

In my location there is no 100% free WIFI access. The former Us Naval base is currently supporting 'free' WIFI access but when you log in, you need to top it up by paying the internet service provider there. So, technically they aren't free. The City government offers one for free but you have to be near the city hall. Once you move at least 1 block from the establishment, it's no longer visible. Most restaurants when asked, they free WIFI services here. Shopping malls have it too, but they only give access for 1 hour of your connection. So pretty much, I have learned the locations where I can have access for free. But just be mindful and careful when you connect to these public WIFI.




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MarkJ94

So sad to say but in my location there are no free access to public WiFi because internet here in my country is so very expensive but in contrast to that we have low speed connection hahahah, maybe the reason why there are no free WiFi. The only WiFi that I can used for free is the WiFi from my university and that's it. It is rare to see a free access to public WiFi here but I guess I don't usually need it, as long my school have internet and I always inside the house I don't have any problem at all. I hope someday my country can resolve this WiFi speed problems and maybe provide Wide Are Network hahaha so that everyone may enjoy the internet wherever they go and also for their convenience for easily communicating with someone. Well God bless everyone and thank you very much.




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jemuelterrado

That is the reason why it is very expensive because it has slow connection in your country. I feel how you feel friend there are no free public WIFI also in most of places in our country. We can able to use internet through buying load which is expensive. Our internet speed is fair and has no problem for streaming online. Good to hear that there are free wifi in your university and could let you use if needed.




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dzannerz

In my country which is the Philippines sometimes there is free public wifi in some areas like in the train station. I do connect to those wifi sometimes but I dont find it a reliable connections because its always buffering you can even use it in social media.




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saygorem

Yes we have establishments which includes WiFi connectivity when you avail their services. It serves as a token of appreciation for being a patron to their business. Just like what I'm doing now. I am working while drinking coffee in the city of Quezon in the Philippines. We do have free WiFi but the speed is unbearable.




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jaymish

The government's role is to facilitate development. It's supposed to build infrastructure that enables business.In the past couple of years, technology and the internet have added many jobs to economies worldwide.

Reading the comments here, almost every country has no wifi for free. I think governments around the world should provide this infrastructure, that is becoming essential for business. In my opinion, this would create more employment as it would allow the world and not a select few to connect.




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johnrajiv123

I do but I don't utilize public Wi-FIs as often as others. As much as possible, I try to rely on mobile data instead of connecting to public Wi-Fis. Hackers are everywhere. They innovate and become more creative. I would not risk my details being compromised because of this. Public Wi-Fis are also most hackers' vehicle for malware distribution since it does not need to establish a secure VPN connection.

I personally wouldn't mind paying as long as I know that I am secured from online hackers.




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tenthztar

We have free public WiFi's at our country too but it's just slow as a snail. I would be happy if they get new ISP's here, since we pay high for a slow connection, which is really harsh. I don't mind paying, but they should fix their rates and service.




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Pixie06

Slow connection can be really annoying. This used to be the case here. Then the government started to work with a private company to set up those free WiFi. We can even enjoy the free WiFi while traveling in the bus. This is amazing.




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pandooh

This would be a dream come true to countries that are developing or underdeveloped such as mine. But the fact that it will be free I know people would just take advantage of it and maybe not all would really have the advantage to it. But on the other hand it would be a relief to some people who would not pay bills on their phone when in public places since at school or at work, there is always a good connection.




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emoxigh27

Nowadays, wi-fi connection is a necessity, so there's no doubt that people will grab the chance to use a free connection whenever they have encountered one. Free internet can be used in many ways such as emergency matters, however, public internet connection is too risky. People should be extra careful in using these free Wi-fi connections.




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ChristineOh

Yeah, you're right! We have a lot of public WiFi in our place and I think it's safe cause it was provided by the government and we're required to sign in to the network first to detect the users. It has a good advantages to us and yes we sav phone bills because of it.




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Neutron04

There are a few free public wifi in our area but the thing about these free wifi is that it is so slow and barely can you connect or make use of them. Simply because it is just for free so you make use of it or not at all. If government plans to provide free public wifi then it should have been for the convenience and usage of the public. Not a mere joke of having it free and public but bare can you make use of it at all. Large networks are in fact giving free wifi's in our area but then again they still provide slow and difficult to log in services. I know that some countries have adopted a free public wifi service anywhere you go but in our country probably it would take us more years to accomplish such effective and efficient service.




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honeybabe

In my country especially in mall or department store thereis free Wi-fi once you enter in the vicinity you will notice in your mobile access to free Wi-fi but sad to say you can easily connect but it is so slow... Like free data hahaha.. you can even see picture in face book but sometimes if you’re lucky enough or if there is so many people in the mall you can connect and browse easily. Now in my country government planning to have free Wifi in public places and it is good news to us I really hope that Wi-Fi connection they will provide is fast enough to access all people.




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tiffiecute

Although I have my own mobile internet and another one at home, I still use free wifi access when needed.

Nowadays, free wifi is accessible around the metro. Some small cafes and even government agencies offer free wifi access as a freebie or perk. I'm an avid wifi user of Starbucks since I hang out there from time to time.

There are some MRT stations that have free WIFI access for commuters to use.




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JoeMilford

I also live in America, and as I read the posts in this forum, I realize how lucky we are here to have all of the technological infrastructure and connectivity that we do. It is easy to forget that it is not like this everywhere because I am spoiled by free Internet all over the place, even at a MacDonald's. The public library used to be one of the only places to get free internet and wifi service, but now you can access it seemingly on very corner and in every other building. Obviously, that is bit of an exaggeration, but it is quite a common thing here.




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Aree

Yes, I have access to free public wifi. Many eating establishments in my city offer this as a service to their clients. Just for the price of a cup of coffee, I can use their internet for an hour or so.

However, I don't use the free public wifi very much. The main reason being that I am usually at home and I have fibre optic connection. We pay about 30usd per month for 10mbps unlimited bandwidth. On top of that, when I go out, I am connected to 4G, at the cost of 7usd per month for 5G per month, plus unlimited access to Facebook.




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ryyde

Be cautious when using a public wifi. Choose a network that you think that is safe to use. I read in some article that you can be hacked when you enter the hackers network. When you're connected on his wifi, he can access the sites that you also browse tending to know your password. He can use it to commit cybercrime.




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gamergurl

So much this. There's no public WiFi, free or otherwise, where I live, but even if there was I wouldn't be using it. You need a VPN to run that, and it's just useless cost and a hassle to tinker around with so might as well go for your own, private line.




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Baburra

Very true. I used to be less careful and would just connect to networks randomly if they were free but now I know better. I watched a few videos online about how easy it would be to get into my device as long as I am connected with a public network that anyone can get into. I think this would only work if the ones who provide it know well enough to keep each user that uses the connection safe.




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Adesuwa08

You are right , this type of Wifi connections comes with the owner recognizing your device and they make sure they know who you are, which also means that you have to be a relative or work for that person.

In my country here we don't have free Wifi connections, you have to use your data that you subscribed from your network provider,some times you get to see free Wifi and connect to it ( this is the part I love most).

I school in one of the most prestigious universites here I get to have free Wifi to connect to, sometimes I crack the password to any free Wifi which have strong network signal, lol.

Subscribing for data comes with it's own headaches too, sometimes your download gets hindered and it stops which gives you no choice but to start all over again, sometimes you can't YouTube either because of the poor network signal or because you don't want to exhaust your data.

I will like free Wifi connections around the world with no passworda but free to everyone so they can easily access the net, maybe in the nearest future this will come to be, it will be fun.




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mar06

Yes I did this before but I felt uncomfortable because you don't own the time because there are some public WiFi that should be paid off. There are also free WiFi so I can use it all time I want. Do you have access to Free public Wi-Fi ?




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Martinsx1

I think it's the other way around when connecting to another's wifi network. It's the visitor that have the power to hack the provider of the wifi network since you have been allowed into the system by giving you a pass key. I haven't experienced getting hacked by connecting to free Wi-Fi before, although we don't see so many free Wi-Fi to connect to the internet now.




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nrnlss

if I went out, I usually bring my own pocket wife, because I am afraid to connect in public wifi, because someone might hack my gadgets.




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Judas2018

Some wifi networks are not safe. If you're using a free network you should really shop around. The safe ones are all online so just a quick google search will turn up a group of solid and trustworthy ones.




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nrnlss

I agree with you, that's the reason why I don't connect in public wifi and just bring my own pocket wifi




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