Public Wireless internet
andrew-li at black1.org.uk
Wed Jun 7 10:37:19 BST 2006
andrew Black wrote:
> Supplementary question - anyone know the business model for paying wifi
> in pubs hotels etc. Do BT closedzone, TMobile pay the pub for get custom.
> Put it another way, can I dive into such and outfit and not make any
> purchase (without feeling guilty) :-)
ok - I suspect the place doesnt get any benefit, but it is no bad thing
to give the message "I am coming in to use the wireless and if it
doesnt't work I will go to another cafe.".
<rant>I don't mind paying for wireless, I don't mind paying for cofee or
beer (and free wireless).I do mind (but will tolerate if needed) paying
for both. But I really mind
- paying for cofee and then finding wireless doesn't work
- paying for wireless (say 1 hour usage) and finding it is not
reliable enought to be useful. </rant>
Seriously - on the latter point "fit for purpose" comes to mind, but it
isnt worth the effort spending an hour on phone calls to get a refund of
PS - before we start the UKP v GPB debate, I notice that the chip'n'pin
machine in smuggs debited my card by 10 _GBP_.
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