A hotspot is a place that has public WiFi access. This means any WiFi device like a smartphone or a tablet can connect and access the broadband that’s available there.
Public WiFi is a great way to save on data for your smartphone or tablet, or just as a way to get online with devices that can’t access mobile internet through 3G or 4G.
Hotspots can be free or they may cost money to access. With a paid hotspot, you’ll typically need to pay up front to use the WiFi for a set amount of time. You can pay directly from your device when you connect to the hotspot.
Free or exclusive hotspot access is a common perk for broadband and mobile contracts. Exclusive hotspots are usually accessed through a password that is given to you from your broadband provider.