I just read this info below about using Public Wi Fi in a well known travel mag, I want to be able to pull up travel info while I'm traveling, will my phone be at risk?
"Public Wi-Fi networks are basically "Steal my stuff" invitations"
It can be hard to resist: You've been living in airplane mode for the past three days, terrified of roaming charges, and then you see an open Wi-Fi network pop-up. What you might not realize is that public Wi-Fi networks—the ones you can connect to instantaneously in libraries, hotels, airports, or even some city centers—are unencrypted, which means with even the slightest grasp on hacking, anyone can see what websites you're looking at, what you're typing into web fields, and any other data you are transmitting over the connection. (Yes, even your banking information.) Symantec, the company that makes the Norton Security suite of antivirus products, released a report in 2017 that showed that 87 percent of respondents had at some point potentially put information at risk while using public Wi-Fi.
What to do about it:
Avoid public Wi-Fi networks when you can. Even if you think you're somewhere safe, like your hotel lobby, it's not worth the risk. You don't know who else is in that lobby, and you don't even know whether the network you're connecting to is legit—after all, it's not hard for a hacker to create a hotspot with the name "Hotel Free Wi-Fi."