Thanksgiving and Christmas is around the corner, and what better way than to be thankful and give the gift of giving?
Give the people free wi-fi for their laptops and PDA devices. Free wireless is always good, because free is good.
Rome has free wireless at most of the national monuments and outdoor piazzas.
The city of Nanaimo, BC (home of Jazz extraordinaire Diana Krall) has free wireless.
Mountain View, California, headquarters of Google also offers free wireless.
Google Free Wi-fi
Google announced today that it will be offering travelers free wi-fi at 47 airports across the nation, and on every Virgin America flight, starting from today, Nov. 10 until Jan. 15, 2010. Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas… over 100 million people to travel these airports between during this time.
The free wi-fi will be available at the following 47 airports:
Central Wisconsin (CWA)
Des Moines (DSM)
El Paso (ELP)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Fort Myers/SW (RSW)
Houston Bush (IAH)
Las Vegas (LAS)
Newport News (PHF)
Oklahoma City (OKC)
Panama City (PFN)
San Antonio (SAT)
San Diego (SAN)
San Jose (SJC)
South Bend (SBN)
St. Louis (STL)
State College (SCE)
Traverse City (TVC)
West Palm Beach (PBI)
OAK provides free Wi-fi but you must watch a 30 second sponsored commercial first
Follow the link for more information on Google’s free wifi: www.freeholidaywifi.com.
Microsoft’s Bing Free Wi-fi
Microsoft’s Bing is teaming up with JiWire to offer free WiFi hotspots in airports and hotel. The only catch is people will have to make at least one search using the Bing search engine first. Unfortunately they did not release a list of participating hotels and airports. Let’s hope the list includes high-end hotels who charge $15 a day per device!
Yahoo! Free Wi-Fi
Not to be left out as a Scrooge, Yahoo! is providing free WiFi in New York’s Times Square. I don’t know if that equates to 100 million people, but I would expect people at Times Square will have Internet enabled devices on their mobile devices. I don’t know where I would sit down and park myself with my laptop without getting bumped every 2 minutes.