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WiFi, WiFi Wherever You Go It's Free

In my life as a real estate agent, I am out on the road alot. I am always looking for a nice place to stop, work, drink coffee, and get a free wifi hookup. In the past couple of years, they have become more and more available, and now I can have a database of the most current ones right on my iPod Touch thanks to jWire.

It's one thing to be able to hop on my phone, go to the web and search for free wifi hotspots. Yet, here in Vermont, we can have sketchy reception because of the mountainous terrain. The catch has been that I am out of range and want to find the closest hotspot, but can't because I don't have a signal, but that's what I want......what to do?

With Free WiFi Finder I download the full database right to my device, so that wherever I am, I can look up by zip code, or location and bingo, up come the closest hotspots to me.

One thing is that there are some spots that have closed their doors and others that are new and not in the database yet. There is an option within the app that allows you to add locations, but as far as I can see old ones can't be removed.

A free app for finding free wifi....how do you beat that?

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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.