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    Free WiFi

    Does anyone know and this question is probably somewhere on the message board but does anyone know if there is free wifi, like at McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks etc???

    I know here in PA those types of fast food places let you connect for free.

    Let me know,
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    http://www.wifi-aruba.com/hotspots.php
    here is setar's list of wifi hotspots, not free though.
    click above link.

    one of the places you mentioned was starbucks.......yes the starbucks at the renaissance mktplace is FREE wifi. i cannot comment about the other places you mentioned.... i just do not know.

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    Salt & Pepper and Moomba's both offer free Wifi.
    ~Amy~® -- 37th trip to Aruba: New Year's Eve 2018/2019 -- Napa: March 2019 -- 38th trip to Aruba: April/May 2019 -- Boston: July 2019 -- Paris: Sept/Oct 2019


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    Really? We should be able to connect right from our cell phones?
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    It looks as if I will need a prepaid access code or using your credit card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenestra View Post
    Really? We should be able to connect right from our cell phones?
    Are you planning on using the internet via your cell phone? If so, even with the free Wifi at certain places, you will still run into data roaming charges with your cell phone provider.

    If you are planning on using a laptop or netbook, then yes, at the free Wifi locations you can just log on without any charges and no need for an access code.

    I stay at Amsterdam Manor who also has free wifi for their guests. We bring our netbook, turn it on, find the signal at Amsterdam Manor and we're "in" for the entire time we stay there. No fees, no access codes, etc.
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    Yeah I was going to use my cell phone but maybe I will just bring a laptop but then will have to take it with me to one of the hotspots since I am staying at the Occidential and they don't offer free wifi
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    If you want to use your cellphone to surf the web, just put your phone in "Airplane" mode and turn on your wi-fi. You will not have any data roaming charges this way. I do this all the time and it works just fine.
    Last edited by Retagger; 06-22-2011 at 02:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retagger View Post
    If you want to use your cellphone to gain surf the web, just put your phone in "Airplane" mode and turn on your wi-fi. You will not have any data roaming charges this way. I do this all the time and it works just fine.
    Oh, good idea - had not thought of doing that!
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    Okay, that sounds like a good idea.
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