How to Get Free Internet: 10 Ways That Work

Free internet does exist. Here are 10 safe and legal ways that actually work, with options for your home, your smartphone and when you're traveling. 

There are a number of safe, simple and legal ways to get free internet. Here’s a list of the best options, starting with a new government program that you may already be eligible for. 



FreedomPop offers data, voice and text plans starting at zero cost. However, to take advantage of this offer, you have to purchase an inexpensive SIM card (which costs about $10).

Juno and NetZero


With Juno and NetZero (which are the same company under different names), you can get up to 10 hours of free dial-up internet per month for no cost.

Use the Facebook App


Facebook offers a service called Facebook WiFi that allows you to connect to a business’s WiFi hotspots for free, as long as you have a compatible mobile device.



Instabridge is a free app for iOS and Android that crowdsources WiFi passwords. The service was originally launched as a way for users to easily share their home network credentials with their friends and family.

WiFi Map


WiFi Map is a crowdsourced WiFi password app. It has a free version and a paid “pro” version, which comes with extra features like a wider map radius and an ad-free interface.

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