Charter SpectrumTM, the 2nd largest cable provider in the U.S., is a household name across 40+ states wherein the ISP offers high-speed cable internet, TV, and home phone services.
In terms of value, Spectrum pretty much wins the game. Not only Spectrum services are available ubiquitously, but offers are remarkably easy-to-understand and affordable, whether standalone or bundled.
Today, we’ll talk about how Spectrum Internet® not only keeps you connected with reliable, fast and secure Internet at home, but on-the-go. Which is one of the big perks you get with the provider whether you are subscribed to an internet-only plan or an internet bundle.
Spectrum offers are designed from the consumer’s perspective. And that is what makes it a real deal.
As a new Spectrum Internet subscriber you not only get to rely on fast speeds delivered over an advanced hybrid Fiber-Coaxial network, but more.
The chance to be online with unlimited data. Not feeling bound since there is no annual contract. Saving money on modem rental and internet security because both come included in the price. And, not eating on your mobile data when you are out and about!
The best part is these perks are offered with all plans across the board so you don’t have to wonder if you are subscribed to the right plan to take advantage. Whether it is Spectrum Internet with its 200 Mbps download speed, Ultra with 400 Mbps or Gig with 1 Gbps, your Spectrum home connection saves you from the hassle of finding a secure high-speed connection out of home! Because Spectrum understands how critical 24/7 ubiquitous access to online connectivity is for its consumer.
Now that it’s time for you to start taking advantage of secure high-speed WiFi when on-the-go, among reaping other benefits of your new subscription, lets walk you through the nitty-gritty of Spectrum WiFi hotspots.
Struggling to locate a secure public WiFi connection, when you’ve run out of mobile data and need to connect asap? Sounds like a familiar scenario, doesn’t it?
Well, cellular data may help you keep your social media apps alive. But, let’s not forget the downsides of relying on cellular data when you are on-the-go. Running out of it right when you need to connect the most, the expense, and how quick it drains your battery, are some to count. And we can all relate to the frustrating consequences.
Thus, to stay on top of things as well as keep boredom at bay, connecting via a free WiFi hotspot is the key here.
Currently, Spectrum maintains a network of approximately 530,000 WiFi hotspots across 41 states, in many of the largest urban areas such as Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles. And, with your subscription to Spectrum Internet, you can access any of these anytime, without getting anxious about cyber security.
Save your cellular data. Get rid of the agony of not being connected when away from home. Spectrum WiFi functions the same way as your home WiFi network. The difference is instead of a router, there’s an access point that your phone or laptop connects with.
Common places, in all major metropolises across the U.S. that depict Spectrum’s footprint, are likely to be equipped with Spectrum WiFi hotspots. Public parks, streets, marinas, and more. To connect to a Spectrum WiFi hotspot, a Spectrum internet customer gets two access points:
If you’re in a Spectrum service area, connecting with a branded Spectrum access point would be the smart thing to do. Spectrum is the recommended access point for encrypted security. But, for that, the first thing you would need is a Secure Profile. You can set up a Secure Profile on your phone with the help of My Spectrum App. The process is swift and easy. Here’s how you can do it:
Installing Secure Profile on an Apple Device
Installing Secure Profile on an Android Device
Setting up the Secure Profile has earned you your Golden Ticket! Now, you can enjoy numerous Spectrum WiFi Hotspots across the country. To connect to a Spectrum WiFi access point, here’s what you can do:
Albeit they’re convenient, public WiFi hotspots are notorious for carrying unwelcomed parasites to your devices. We can’t stress enough on only opting for a secure WiFi hotspot, such as Spectrum out-of-home WiFi. However, if for any reason, you’re not in the vicinity of Spectrum WiFi access point, here’s what you can do:
Make Sure to Pick a Secure Network
Not every WiFi hotspot is a safe one. Networks that don’t require a password to connect are the ones to avoid. Most phones and laptops these days prompt a warning whenever you’re about to connect to an unsafe WiFi network. The best practice is to only go for provider-related WiFi hotspots or the ones guarded with a password.
Always “Ask to Join Networks”
Devices ask for your permission whenever there’s a network available to connect. Automatically connecting to an open WiFi network may seem like a hassle-free thing to do, but it’s packed with a lot of risks. Therefore, on your device, make sure to save the ‘Ask to Join Networks’ setting, because that’s safer.
Carry Your Own Hotspot
With all the latest knick-knacks and gadgets, it’s way easier to carry your own hotspot device. Sure public WiFi is convenient and way easier to access. But, having a cellular hotspot means that you can take it anywhere. And it would keep you connected even in places with no public WiFi. While this can be a pricey choice, but if you rely on the internet for other than killing boredom when on-the-go, it is a trusty option.
Refrain from Accessing Personal Info While Using Hotspots
Public WiFi networks are very unsafe. There are always snoops with eyes set on the sensitive information that you may access/share. Use public hotspots only for recreational activities such as gaming, streaming, or using social media. Never use it to access your bank account, share your credit card information or pay the bills. If you have to make these transactions, wait till you’re home.
Turn Off File Sharing
Especially if you’re using a PC – Windows or Mac – be sure to turn off the file-sharing option before connecting to a public WiFi hotspot. Leaving it open may result in consequences. Anyone would be able to access and leave a harmful file on your computer.
Spectrum WiFi hotspots are safe, fast, and easy to access. Don’t settle for random public networks. We hope our talk today helps you get started with ease.
If by any chance, you are not yet part of the Family, subscribe to Spectrum Internet today and enjoy the remarkable out-of-home WiFi service. And that’s not all. Spectrum also specializes in providing feature-rich TV and home phone. Go for the internet-only plan or tie everything together in a bundle.
To find out more about available Spectrum offers in your area, here is what you need to do:
1- How do I access Spectrum WiFi Hotspots?
2- Is Hotspot free with Spectrum?
Yes. You can enjoy Free Spectrum Out-of-Home WiFi service as part of your Spectrum Internet subscription.
3- What is Spectrum out-of-home WiFi?
Spectrum out-of-home WiFi is a free service. Backed by the perennial Spectrum Internet, the out-of-home WiFi offers unlimited access to almost 500,000+ access points across Spectrum service locations in 41 states.
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