Free Wi-Fi in New York
Using Wi-Fi in New York (wireless internet) is very handy if you want to quickly check emails, visit NewYork.co.uk or to share something on Facebook! Luckily, there are many places in New York where free internet is available. It’s possible to surf in parks, hotels and even subway stations. Wi-Fi is available in a lot of (fast food) restaurants, bars and diners. Almost every McDonald’s, Starbucks or Applebee’s has a Wi-Fi network available and there are Wi-Fi spots everywhere in the streets as well.
Wi-Fi in the subway stations in New York
Most subway stations in Manhattan and the biggest ones in the other boroughs offer free Wi-Fi. Times Square, Columbus Circle and Rockefeller Center stations are a few of the many stations with Wi-Fi access. When you select the Wi-Fi network you will see an advertisement. Accept this advertisement if necessary after which you will be connected to the Internet. Note: the network is not available in the subway trains.
There used to be 12,000 phone booths in New York. Instead of removing all of them, some were converted into Wi-Fi hotspots. This network is called LinkNYC. It makes Wi-Fi available in almost all of Manhattan and in the main streets of the other boroughs. You can log in to the free Wi-Fi network from about 30 meters away. Connect with “LinkNYC Free WiFi”. To do so you’ll need to accept the terms and conditions.
Wi-Fi in the parks
In most of the parks of New York there’s also free Wi-Fi available. In Central Park, High Line Park and Battery Park for example you can access the Wi-Fi without a login or a password. You can also use free Wi-Fi in Bryant Park, Madison Square Park and Union Square Park, among others. The exact duration and other conditions for the Wi-Fi usage vary by park.
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