Gigglebit: Anything for free Wi-Fi

24 Jun 201461 Views

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Today, we look at heavy data users who, when maxing out their monthly data usage plan on their mobile phone contract, desperately search for a free public Wi-Fi spot to reconnect. If you’re one of these types, then seeing the image below and getting excited means it might be time to consider whether you’ve reached rock bottom.

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Wi-Fi image via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic

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