Chains Giving Away Wi-Fi
More and more cities are offering Wi-Fi at no charge. If you're not lucky enough to be in one, don't cave in and pay for access at your hotel--or at McDonald's or Starbucks, which also charge for the service. Just stop in at one of the many chains below. (Libraries are also worth a try.) To find...
Budget TravelTuesday, Oct 18, 2005, 3:20 PMBudget Travel LLC, 2016
Days Inn will begin implementing free wireless access in all locations in late-Oct. 2005, as will Ramada at the end of 2005, and Howard Johnson in Mar. 2006.
While no U.S. city is entirely wireless yet, many have large hotspot zones and a select few--most notably San Francisco and Philadelphia--have made free or low-cost city-wide Wi-Fi access a top priority.
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