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