Verizon Wireless, a leading cell phone carrier, has introduced a new wave of high-speed wireless mobile phones into the marketplace. These phones have many desirable features including Bluetooth technology, high-resolution screens and incomparable Internet connectivity. Perhaps one of the most sought after functions of any phone or carrier, however, is the ability to connect to the Internet for free. Connecting to the Internet at locations known as "hot spots" requires a Wi-Fi feature on your cell phone. Making the Wi-Fi connection with your phone at hot spots is a simple task.
Turn your phone on, allow the menu screen to load.
Locate the "Menu" key on your phone, accessible from the home screen. Press the key to display your phone's menu options.
Click on the "Settings" option under the drop down menu.
Click on the "Wireless and networks" button from the list of settings options. On the next page, select "Wi-Fi" and then "Wi-Fi settings." This will display the available networks, Internet connections, within range of your phone. You will likely be able to access some of them for free, others will require a personal access code, known as the WEP key, which you will only have if the network administrator shares it with you; sometimes establishments will share their access codes with a purchase or patronage to their business.
Choose your network from the list of available options. Enter the password in the appropriate field -- if necessary. If you are at a Verizon hot spot, enter your personal wireless password. This will be the same password as you have it set up with your Verizon account.
Click on the "connect" icon to connect your phone to the Wi-Fi hot spot.
- Wi-Fi hot spots are readily available at businesses throughout the country. Some popular establishments that offer free Wi-Fi are coffee shops, sandwich shops, libraries and bookstores.
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