Got past "pay for wifi" at hotel using iPhone jailbreak

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rotobadger, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    Neat workaround:

    Currently staying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and am at a hotel that makes you pay $12.99 a day for WiFi connection. Couldn't get on with my PC or iPhone withouy paying. Well, I learned that I COULD connect using Cydia. When I clicked on it it updated and loaded like normal. I also found I could still install new apps over WiFi. Hmmm... Well, after I used Cydia I went back to Safari and...Bingo! Now have full access! I have two iPhones with me currently (long story) both Jailbroken and it work for both phones!

    Just though I'd pass that along. Your results may vary...
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Hey, that's nifty! I wonder if it works the same way in other places offering wifi.
  3. theevilone macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2008
  4. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    How does this work - isn't the Wifi network protected? How is it getting around the password/encryption?
  6. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

    Jun 27, 2006
    Boca Raton, FL
    this could be a great find for airports. they are always making you pay for wifi

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