Last changed: Version: 1.3.1 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
** The largest directory available of paid and free Wi-Fi Internet access - over 200,000 locations in 135 countries worldwide!
Quickly and easily find FREE or paid Wi-Fi when you travel with the JiWire Wi-Fi Finder for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Using the GPS function on your iPhone, the Wi-Fi finder will tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there.
If you prefer certain providers such as AT&T, you'll be able to see which hotspots are served by those providers. You can also filter by location type (restaurant, cafe, hotel, etc..). When you find the location you want to use, you'll be given a phone number and directions on how to get there.
JiWire works closely with the top pay and free service providers in the world to give you the most accurate and up-to-date information available.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the developer. We appreciate all of the awesome feedback!
Notes: You don't need Wi-Fi in order to use this app. The app utilizes the Edge / 3G network in coordination with GPS or network triangulation to determine location and access info.
By: Matt.Y - 19-Feb-2009
Why the hell would you want to find home wifi networks with this??? Firstly I would be glad mine doesn't show up and secondly home is private and if you know yours then you should need this app to find it. Unless you want to steal someones home network to use...
This app shouldn't be all these bad reviews cause of dumb users.
The app does it's job. Shows you public hot spots. That's all it needs to do.
Great App, Only One Gripe
By: Oudiveboy - Feb 20, 2009
This is a great app for those with a 3G iPhone. However, I am surprised that the application limits the number of search results to 50 when you search by a city (for example). I searched San Franciso, Ca and got 50 results in alphabetical order, which only listed through locations starting with "B". That tells me there are a lot more locations but they won't be returned with the search engine. The ability to display all results would be an improvement here.
Otherwise, it works as described and will come in handy when I'm looking for a free wifi spot to do some heavy uploading or downloading away from my home network.
could be better
By: bsebllr94 - Jan 21, 2009
this app works good but i wish they would make like app that gave u a wireless conection when ur like anywhere u for the itouch bc most of the apps that require iternet are useless when you need to use them like the maps app and google earth they need an internet connection and if your driving and need directions u cant access the app and get the information. i think they should make an app that would allow you to use internet just about anywhere like i can with my laptop with the at&t usb drive that allows u to use ur laptops internet wherever you would have service
Good basic app
By: Kazcita - 19-Feb-2009
Not at all bad given the fact that it's free, but it is not QUITE as comprehensive as I would have liked (ie. there are wi-fi spots I know exist that it doesn't list, with no way to add them) and is not always 100% accurate for me (eg. incorrect hotel names etc, again with no way to edit this, not that I can see anyway).
Nevertheless, considering it's free, it's not at all bad; it gives you a good enough idea of where wi-fi can be found to get you by! I really appreciate its ability to advise who the provider of the hotspot is eg. BT Openzone - that way you can head to a spot where you browsing is included in your subscription.
Be fair to it, you can't expect it to be the best thing imaginable when it's totally free of charge.
Works well but could do with more localisation
By: escottf - 24-Jan-2009
I tried this in London (Wifi capital of the world) and it found lots of available hotspots near me (the update must have fixed the GPS properly?) and it provided most of the info I wanted (I wanted to see if they were iPass capable - since the official iPass app isn't available in the UK for some reason). It also looks good too.
Problems - the main one is that it doesn't seem to recognise UK post codes in the search box (even when you change the country to "GB - UNITED KINGDOM") which means, in a city the size of London (where there'd be about 20 public hotspots every 100 meters) it's hard to find anything if you're not using the "Near Me" function - especially when its results page is restricted to one page (no option to click "Next").
Get that fixed and it will really help (or let the person search for suburb). You can also "Bookmark" hotspots but it would probably be more practical to be able to bookmark areas too (e.g. I travel to Canary Wharf a lot, let me bookmark the search for that area).
Great app, database needs an update
By: Violisa - Aug 13, 2009
This app is blazing fast on the iPhone 3GS. You can let location services auto-search "Near Me" or you can manually search a specific town or zip code. With the manual search you can filter by free or paid locations. The results this app delivers include standard spots like Tulley's, Starbucks, McDonald's, and hotels, as well as small local cafés. I like the Bookmark feature to save your favorite hotspots. The integration with the Maps application works great. It would be nice if you could tell at a glance which locations are free vs. paid when auto-searching "Near Me". Another improvement would be the ability to submit new locations for the database. Speaking of the database, my one beef with this app is that the location database needs to be updated. Once or twice I have gone looking for locations that no longer exist. But, those cases are definitely the exception and not the rule. My experience is that the results are valid at least 90% of the time.
Read before you download
By: iDevon - Jul 23, 2009
It's a directory, meaning it doesn't look for wi-fi hotspots. It's not meant to find your neighbors wi-fi. It finds places like restaurants, airports, hotels, etc with free wi-fi. People tell them where hotspots are and they simply add it to their list. So if it doesn't find one that's because no one told them about the hotspots in the area or the app is messing up. And you need wi-fi so they wouldn't have to make a new version everytime they add or remove a spot. Instead they just update their list and you can see what they added or removed without downloading an update. So stop complaining.
to the idiots
By: confus - Apr 28, 2009
If you have a much older version of the iPhone or itouch, the only way to access the internet is to find a wi-fi hotspot. This app finds wi-fi hotspots through your internet connection and the only devices that can have an internet connection without wi-fi are the newer versions of the iPhone. Therefore it is obvious that this app is not intended for you to use if you can not access the internet without wi-fi. So if your inquiring to other users about the anomaly of this app, you might want to take your heads out of your a*ses and come to realize that this thing called Earth does not revolve around you. If you still don't get it, just gather all the electronics in your household and pack it up your rear end. Otherwise I don't find this app too practical unless I am in immediate, dire need of a stronger connection. Nevertheless, it could prove to be helpful in some situations besides the rare malfunctions and inaccuracies.
Blue vs. Green
By: cmhall9 - Apr 4, 2009
All right, here is the lowdown with JiWire Inc’s 2 free Wi-Fi apps.
“Wi-Fi Finder” was launched first in December of 08’ and has compiled a listing of 235,804 Wi-Fi hot spots in 135 countries, a large number of them in the U.S.
“Global FREE Wi-Fi” is the newer of the two and appears to be designed primarily for other countries. It lists only 10,000 Wi-Fi hot spots in 135 countries.
Now after trying both on my iPod Touch I have found that “Wi-Fi Finder” provided me with 3 times more listings for my area.
What JiWire Inc. should have done was just upgraded the original app.
Some Wi-Fi hot spots listed in my area were listed as cost when I know for a fact that they are free.
One other thing, both apps are free. I can’t stand people complaining about something they get for free.
Does what it says
By: Maverick604 - 4-Mar-2009
Most commenters here seem to be looking for a wifi scanner to show them open networks. This is essentially a directory if known networks based on your location. It does exactly what it says it does and is a good companion if you need to find a nearby place to go where you can connect to the Internet for your laptop, for example.
I do wish it had more info for Vancouver, but all the public sites I know about were listed. It should also let you filter out paid access points.
Overall a useful companion app.
By: Gritter leam - 27-Sep-2009
Works brill 4 me and im in the uk
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By: joey slack - 8-Jan-2009
Works really well!
By: Cavaace - 09-Aug-2009
A useful app. Works great when I'm in Cyprus and need to find wifi. Think the negative reviewers are confused as to what this app should do. It doesn't scan, if gives a list of nearby hotspots. It does what it's supposed to.
By: why do i suk - Feb 19, 2009
i love it a lot but i need help using it it says it cant find a way to connect do u have to use it in a place with wifi or wat? if so wats the point if u have a problem like i do keep writing reviews klik yes if u agree
By: Max_chaser - 03-Jul-2009
By: metalheadman4ever - Feb 17, 2009
Works great! Tis like totaly like working yo, I like.
By: Nicholsr - 20-Jun-2009
I nearly did not bother to download because of all the bad feedback. I don't understand why people are having problems. Works perfectly for me in uk on 3g iPhone with os 3.0. Lists 10 ap within 0.1 mile of my home. Data looks correct too since I know the locations anyway. Great app.
By: Emit!!!!! - Feb 11, 2009
Doesnt show wifi in most places needs an update BAD!!!!!!!
By: Poopguy - Feb 5, 2009
How do you connect?
|Worldwide rank of Wi-Fi Finder|
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|Top Free||Top Free|
| United States||19||-|
| United Kingdom||18||-|
| Costa Rica||9||-|
| Czech Republic||13||-|
| El Salvador||2||-|
| Hong Kong||38||-|
| New Zealand||12||-|
| Saudi Arabia||11||-|
| South Africa||40||-|
| Sri Lanka||3||-|
| United Arab Emirates||24||-|
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