How to Get Free Wi-Fi at Airports - TheStreet

After paying $15 or more just to check in your luggage, the last thing you want to do is pay another $10 to check your e-mail and surf the Web, but that’s what many airports charge.

About 500 airports are serviced by Boingo, which charges $9.95 for you to connect your laptop to the wireless network. 

But there are a few ways you may be able to skirt these fess and get free wireless internet access on your laptop or smart phone, according to

Some airport gift shops give out passes for 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi access. If you can’t get one of those, you can go to the Wi-Fi portal on your computer, which will likely come up automatically when you try to get online, call customer service and ask whether they can give you a free code, Wisebread says. 

But before you go through the trouble, make sure your airport isn’t on this list of airports with free wireless internet access or check the airport’s Web site for more information.

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