Find Hotspots

Open Mobile includes a hotspot finder that enables users to locate iPass Wi-Fi hotspots anywhere in the world. Users can enter a location (address, city, zip code, or airport code) in the search box or use the list of nearby hotspots. By tapping on a hotspot location on the list, users can reach a picture of the location along with the option to receive GPS directions.

The steps below describe the general process of how the hotspot finder works, while illustrating features and functions.

1. Tap the Hotspots button.

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This button is located at the bottom of the Open Mobile main screen. Swiping the three dots upwards will allow the user to see the names of the Hotspots and Speed Test buttons.


2. Search for a hotspot.

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A list of nearby hotspots is available to users as soon as they tap on the hotspots button. Automatically, the nearest and most convenient hotspots are displayed. Users can search for specific hotspots by:

  • address
  • city
  • zip code
  • airport code

3. Customize hotspot search.

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Tapping the Settings button (located toward the bottom of the screen) will bring up the options for filtering your search by venue, switching from miles to kilometers (or vice-versa), and searching for hotspots offline.

When user's switch to offline mode, they are saving cellular data.

4. View hotspot details.

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By tapping on a specific hotspot location from the list, the user can pull up detailed information about that location, like:

  • name of the establishment
  • address
  • GPS directions (to the location)
  • phone number
  • hours
  • company website

Users can use the Report Hotspot button () to notify iPass of any problem they encounter with a hotspot. Please see the Report Hotspot help page for more information.


5. View a map.

  • Settings: Bring up the options for filtering your search by venue, switching from miles to kilometers (or vice-versa), and searching for hotspots offline.
  • Me: Pinpoint the user's current location on the map.
  • Refresh: Refresh the hotspots present on the map.
  • List: Bring up the Hotspots screen, where a list of hotspots will be available.
Users must be connected to the Internet to utilize map view.

Find Hotspots Offline

For information on finding hotspots while offline or traveling, please visit Travel Preferences.


Go to: Open Mobile for Windows Phone > User Interface

 

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