Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Checking out the reality of wifi Exeter ahead of the Animated Exeter events coming up.

The Southgate Hotel still has access in their bar but it is no longer free to non-residents. Pot of coffee for two, £7.50 so you might think there was some margin there.

Wifi £3 for half an hour, so pretty much the BT rate.

Meanwhile the Media Centre at the back of the Phoenix are offering web access for members and are also looking at wifi. It may bot reach the bar but could reach the tables outside. Still very cold in Exeter but this could be worth checking out, say in April.

By April also there might be a case for a trip to the Langstone Cliffs Hotel in Dawlish Warren where the wifi is still free.

Several cafes seen recently offer free newspapers. Sometimes out of date and not always the ones I would choose. but the free newspapers model is well established. I still think free wi-fi is the future.

1 comment:

Jason Frost said...

I can understand cafés and pubs not making a network completely open to anyone in the area, but you'd think there would be more that would include access with purchases. They could just stick a half hour access password on each receipt or something. I don't know anywhere around Exeter that does this. They are all btopenzone/cloud, which seems pretty steep. Why don't bt have a slightly more expensive broadband package which includes a number of free openzone minutes?