speedycrap
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May 17th, 2015 at 1:48:36 PM permalink
In Canada, I can go to any McDonalds to enjoy free wifi even without buying anything. But I usually spend $1.77 to have a coffe and muffin combo. I can stay there for2-3 hours and no one will bother me.
Anything like that in Vegas???
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May 17th, 2015 at 1:54:39 PM permalink
McDonalds? Yep. I often use the free WiFi at the McD next to Harrah's.

Here's a reasonably good listing of free WiFi locations:

http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/showtable.cfm?id=18
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May 17th, 2015 at 2:10:11 PM permalink
Stay at the Plaza.
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May 17th, 2015 at 2:16:57 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

In Canada, I can go to any McDonalds to enjoy free wifi even without buying anything. But I usually spend $1.77 to have a coffe and muffin combo. I can stay there for2-3 hours and no one will bother me.
Anything like that in Vegas???

Yes there is something like that.

Most casinos that are not part of Caesars Entertainment provide free public wifi. Not all, but most now. The MGM-Mirage Resorts properties that make up about half the Strip & the Wynn & the Venetian & TI and many others do, as do many locals' casinos such as Station and Boyd/Coast properties. Just not the Caesars properties, for the most part, without paying Caesar a fee for something that usually doesn't work or a bigger daily 'upgrade' fee for something that kinda sorta does sometimes. And downtown has a free public wifi network that isn't involved with casinos.

And there's McDonald's. And Starbuck's. And every car dealer & auto service place that I've been in during the last half decade. And Jose's Taco Joint and Linda's Laundrymat and Tiffany's Lemonade Stand Bikini Carwash & Quick Lube Emporium, and many other enterprises all over the Las Vegas valley large and small that do that. Since it costs very close to zero dollars, even Looney Canadian ones, to do it, and customers want it, and businesses like having customers. There really is a little taco stand "restaurant" the size of a small garage that I drive by several times a week that advertises their wifi on one of their precious small exterior walls above the allegedly sumptuous qualities of their lunch grub. Bon appetit.
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May 17th, 2015 at 2:35:01 PM permalink
There is also the public libraries, especially if you are surfing for hours at a time, as the OP stated. The 4 closest to the tourist areas are:

Flamingo Road @ Maryland Parkway, 2 miles east of strip. Accessible by bus route 202 that runs along flamingo.

Flamingo Road @ Jones, 3 miles west of strip. 202 bus route going west. Strip bus pass works on all these bus routes.

Las Vegas Blvd, just south of the south premium outlets, which is about 3 miles or so, south of Mandy Bay.

Las Vegas Blvd north, about a mile north of Fremont Street. Catch max bus or route 113 going north @ Fremont & 4th street (next to walgreens). I don't recommend this location though as it is in the 'homeless corridor' and populated by many homeless.

Also, you might consider the UNLV campus, 2 miles east of the strip, accessible by bus route 202 east (Flamingo road) 201 (Tropicana road) or Route CX to the airport. The entire campus has free wifi and there are many outdoor seating areas, including tables located throughout campus. It will also give you a chance to experience trees (other than palm trees) and grass during your visit. :)
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May 17th, 2015 at 3:03:13 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Stay at the Plaza.



The Plaza has some of the best wifi in town. They do charge a resort fee now but if your room is comped then the resort fee is waived.

I'm also pretty sure you can just stroll in off the street and use it too.
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:03:26 PM permalink
I hate when a casino comps you rooms, but the wifi is not free.
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:09:18 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I hate when a casino comps you rooms, but the wifi is not free.



The D does that. Comped my room, waived the resort fee but no wifi for you!
I just walked over to the Four Queens outdoor bar area and sat down and used the free Fremont Street wifi.
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:11:06 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Stay at the Plaza.



Isn't that the place that smells like it's killing roaches with stale perfume?
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May 17th, 2015 at 4:21:32 PM permalink
Quote: Blonde4ever

The D does that. Comped my room, waived the resort fee but no wifi for you!
I just walked over to the Four Queens outdoor bar area and sat down and used the free Fremont Street wifi.



The places I've stayed downtown with free wifi with a room comp

Plaza
Fremont (all Boyd is free wifi regardless)
El Cortez

I can't remember 4 Queens. I remember staying in the room thinking man this room sucks, but I got free room service so bring on all the food. No wifi at Golden Nugget or the D without paying for it.
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