Surf’s Up – WiFi and Your Smartphone

So you’ve seen it a million times.  Someone whips out their iPhone and surfs the net.

Big news.  Well, the big news is that you can do the same without a dataplan.  The secret lies with the smartphone technology- you need a smartphone with WiFi.

A WiFi-equipped smartphone can pick up a signal to the internet at access points or hotspots – this could be your router at home, at the library or in the airport.  Luckily, the hardware is not as expensive  as it was even two years ago.

You can set your smartphone to only use WiFi – no more worries about charges for data transfer usage from your cell phone provider.

Here’s a list of unlocked WiFi-equipped smartphones with great reviews to start your research:

  1. Nokia E71
  2. Nokia E5-00
  3. Blackberry Curve 8900

I made this YouTube video to show you just how easy it is to connect to the internet only using WiFi:

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