I haven't got a clue about all things technical, and would be grateful of some help.
I am about to purchase a laptop, mostly for using word and excel. But I am going off on business for 3 weeks and will also need to use the internet. I understand that modern laptops are usually Wifi enabled, and that all one has to do is go to a wifi 'hotspot' like a restaurant or hotel, and gain internet access wirelessly.
What I don't understand is how I get charged for this service (if at all). I have AOL broadband at home, and wondered if I just log onto AOL (wirlessly) when out and about, and therefore do not get billed any extra; or does the particular Wifi provider charge by the minute? Can anyone explain?