What Are Some Features of Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots?


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Features of Optimum Wi-Fi include the ability of registered users to connect automatically to different hotspots across the United States and compatibility with all major Web browsers on computers and mobile devices. Optimum Wi-Fi also works with all operating systems supporting a Wi-Fi network adapter and IP network connection.

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Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots refer to a network of more than 1 million Internet access points in common locations, such as train platforms, parks and shopping centers. Optimum Online customers can access these hotspots free of charge. Once connected to a hotspot, users can do any online activity, such as checking emails, updating Facebook accounts, watching videos or downloading music.

Optimum Wi-Fi claims to reduce customers' monthly cellular data bills by up to $20, as of 2015. To view Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots, individuals should view the list of available networks on their mobile device and find "optimumwifi." The official website also features a map for finding nearby hotspots.

To register a mobile device for automatic signin at an Optimum Wi-Fi hotspot, a person should log in to the hotspot, select Automatic Sign In, type a name for his device, provide an email address and press enter. Laptop users should click OK when prompted to register. Then they must select a device type and follow the instructions stated earlier to register their computers.

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