Unlimited free WiFi is everybody’s dream come true. Many coffee shops, shopping malls and public locations such as airports already provide free WiFi.
The government is setting up WiFi hotspots in many cities and locations with tourist attractions. If you are visiting the Taj Mahal, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Shitala Ghats of Varanasi or Hyderabad’s Charminar, you can already enjoy free WiFi.
With everyone set to benefit from the easy internet access available, here are some fun things you can do with free WiFi while you are being all touristy! But, of course, before anything else, you must first check in on Swarm, Facebook & update Twitter.
Sometimes, the sheer beauty of a place leaves you intrigued, and you want to know more about its history, people and the entire era. Usually, you would have to make a mental note and waited until you returned back home and had the free time to search for all your answers. But, now there’s no need to wait. With free WiFi access, you can look things up on the web in an instant, while you are still reeling from the magic of your surroundings!
Tease your friend
Most of us have friends who cancel plans or ditch at the last moment. Now, you can make them jealous by giving them real-time updates on all the fun you are having. And, why not? After all, your friend deserves to know about what he/she is missing! Go crazy uploading pictures, sharing experiences live and, if that’s not enough, call your friend from ground zero using apps like WhatsApp or Viber, which let you call over Wi-Fi.
Make the most of your visit
Sometimes, you plan for your travel to a destination but totally forget about what you should do once you’re there. But, don’t worry, there’s a way out of this snag. Simply access apps like Tripadvisor to plan quickly for some nearby tours, search for authentic local cuisine or even find out about local artisans who can help you with some souvenir shopping for friends and family back home.
Never get left behind
It’s easy to get lost and separated from your group, while you walk around soaking in the beauty and history of a place. In the old days, you would have needed a PA system to alert your friends about where to meet you; then you’d just have to wait at a meeting spot to regroup with the gang. But, now you can never truly be left behind. Simply use the free WiFi to share your location with friends and stay connected.
But, does free WiFi always work the way you want it to?
Unfortunately, no. Like you, there will many others trying to get the most out of the free WiFi. So, just for you, here are some bonus tips to enjoy your free WiFi, even when it’s crowded:
- Once you have a signal, the best thing to do is to walk around until you find the sweet spot where the signal actually works for you!
- If there are a lot of people around, chances are the WiFi network is being used heavily. In that case, finding a quiet place/corner can help.
- It’s all about data management! We have heard this before and will hear it for time to come! When on slow or limited WiFi networks, choose your programs wisely and close any programs that are not required.
Speaking of data management, you should try our Opera Max app, which compresses data across apps whether you are on WiFi or mobile data. This data-saving compression leads to a faster internet experience, and it will help you avoid frustration due to slow webpage-loading times. It’s an extremely handy app when you are using free WiFi in a public place.
Truth be told, free WiFi is a fine example of supply and demand. There is not much that you can do the control the number of people using the network, but you can still use tips and tricks to get the most out of it and to have fun while using it.