Our need to stay connected has become insatiable… especially on vacation. Good news: after years in the digital dark-ages, Nice is finally catching up to the modern world!
After years of false starts, we finally have free 4G high-speed wifi all along the Promenade du Paillon, in Place Massena, Place Garibaldi, Cours Saleya, Palais du Justice, and at the train station. Just choose Spot Wifi Nice, then open your browser and sign on with one click. You will be automatically logged off after an hour, but you can sign back in for another hour as many times as you want. Unlimited.
And the Nice airport has massively augmented its wifi capacity and simplified its sign on, and is now the only airport in France with free unlimited wifi.
The Nice Tourist Office has just introduced a pocket mobile wifi hot spot: for less than 8€ a day, you can rent a tiny wifi hot spot that gives you and your entourage full unlimited 4G wifi anywhere in France, and you can connect up to 10 devices.
You book it on-line in English, pick it up at the nearest tourist office when you arrive, it’s ready to go – just turn it on, and then at the end of your trip just pop it in the prepaid envelope and drop it in any French mailbox including at the airport.
Especially for a family with lots of devices, this gives the maximum web access with the least hassle.
And finally, a different kind of ‘hot spot’ has opened in Old Nice, this time the social kind for connected millennials. A sort of e-Sports bar for video gamers filled with game consoles and flatscreens, Meltdown Bar streams world-wide competitions nightly like League of Legends, Mortal Kombat, Pokemon, FIFA16… including team competition with cash prizes every Wednesday. 4 rue Centrale (Tram stop Cathedrale). Calling all Geeks!
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Photo credit: I heart Nice smartphone coques by Zazzle.fr, Mobile wifi hot spot by Best of Nice