TIPS FOR TRAV­ELLERS

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - FRONT PAGE -

1.

Check what your ho­tel’s pol­icy is for ac­cess­ing the in­ter­net in com­mon ar­eas. Many ho­tels charge for in­ter­net in your room but of­fer free ac­cess, al­beit with swamped band­width, in com­mon ar­eas.

2.

Make the most of free wi-fi con­nec­tions. The most com­mon haunts are McDon­ald’s and Star­bucks, but many govern­ment build­ings and even shop­ping malls have free wi-fi. Free wi-fi is also the rea­son why you’ll find a bunch of peo­ple sit­ting out­side Ap­ple stores.

3.

Make the most of free wi-fi but do so with cau­tion. Nor­ton has tips on us­ing hot spots safely (us.nor­ton.com/travel-hotspot­se­cu­rity/ar­ti­cle) in­clud­ing turn­ing off file shar­ing on your de­vice and re­frain­ing from mo­bile bank­ing.

4.

If you are trav­el­ling around Aus­tralia and are a Tel­stra cus­tomer, you could be el­i­gi­ble to ac­cess free wi-fi at Tel­stra Air hot spots in­clud­ing pay­phones and Tel­stra stores. See tel­stra.com.au/ broad­band/tel­stra-air/how-it­works.

5.

Com­pare ho­tels be­fore you book; hotel­wifitest.com of­fers a com­par­i­son of speed and price of ho­tel in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity.

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