Hotspots are local WiFi wireless Internet network connections that allow subscribers to surf the Internet via personal computers equipped with a wireless Internet card.
Email communication has turned the world into a global village and all of us into neighbors. Whereas once we used to go on vacation and leave behind any thoughts about our homes, children, plants and politics, today we take them with us, even overseas. Modern technologies, cellular telephones and the Internet now give us access to our homes from almost anywhere on the globe, keeping us up to date in real time with what is happening in our homes, offices and around the world.
Israel has about 800 sites that provide wireless Internet services to mobile computer owners. Every year the number of hotspots in Israel doubles, with new spots added every day, offering visitors Internet surfing services either for a fee or free of charge.
Most of the hotspots are located in coffee shops and restaurants in central Israel, and usually do not charge a user fee.
Fast food and coffee bar chains have adapted themselves to their clientele’s needs and offer free WiFi services at their branches throughout the country. Hotels have made WiFi connections a standard feature for the benefit of tourists and businessmen from Israel and around the world, and over 100 hotels and guest houses already provide this service.
Another 100 or so hotspots are located in convenience stores beside gas stations, and even more WiFi areas can be found at universities, colleges, museums, visitors' centers, convention halls, marinas, tourism sites and shopping malls.
Visitors to Jerusalem can enjoy free Internet service in the German Colony neighborhood, the downtown pedestrian shopping center and at Safra Square, beside Jerusalem City Hall.
To plan travel routes throughout Israel that allow you to maintain constant contact with your home or office, click here for a list of hotspots in Israel .