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San Francisco WiFi app review: no more roaming charges

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Introduction

If you’re traveling and looking for a way to avoid having to pay excessive roaming fees to your cell provider then San Francisco WiFi could be just the app you need to more easily access hotspots on your iPhone or iPad.

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This is a great idea for an app that should serve you very well during your time in San Francisco; if you plan on traveling to a lot of cities then you might want to consider a more encompassing global or national hotspot app, but if you’re just hitting up San Fran then this one should most certainly suffice.

San Francisco WiFi

$1.99

Easy Internet Access in San Francisco

Those of you heading over to San Francisco will definitely want to keep this app handy on your iOS device as it provides you with just about everything you could need to find Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city.

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There is a search facility within the app that you can use to find hotspots based on the neighborhood you’re in, or alternatively you can simply use your device’s integrated GPS to find a hotspot close to your current location.

Wi-Fi in San Francisco
Wi-Fi in San Francisco

GPS Integration

San Francisco WiFi does also offer offline caching of all of the content, so even if your GPS is on the fritz you should still be able to find what you’re looking for without too much difficulty.

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What’s more, if you’re visiting San Francisco as a tourist and plan on relying on the public transportation system then you’ll be pleased to know that this app caters specifically to Wi-Fi hotspots that are close to subway stations.

Detailed hotspot info
Detailed hotspot info

San Francisco WiFi

$1.99

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Easily find Wi-Fi hotspots while traveling in the city of San Francisco
  • Use your device’s integrated GPS to quickly locate Wi-Fi hotspots close by
  • Provides an effective way of avoiding excessive roaming fees while traveling overseas
  • Use the integrated search facility to scour the database of listed hotspots
  • Completely usable without an Internet connection thanks to offline caching
  • Also includes a subway map and the ability to search for hotspots by their vicinity to subway stations

Cons                                                 

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Extensive lists
Extensive lists

Final Words

San Francisco WiFi is somewhat limited in its scope but if you want a list of hotspots specific to the city then I would definitely recommend downloading it onto your iPhone and iPad.

 

San Francisco WiFi

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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.