Are the CCC having a laugh with Wifi

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  1. keith

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    Just read this on another forum.

    Press release:

    The Camping and Caravanning Club has launched a new, value-for-money
    Wi-Fi pricing structure ahead of the 2010 season.

    In partnership with Wicoms Ltd, The Club is now able to offer wireless
    broadband on the majority of its Club Sites.

    But, after listening to member feedback about price and usage, and
    having since negotiated a new deal with Wicoms, two simple tariffs have
    been introduced.

    A 12GB Membership Access Voucher, costing £42, offers 12GB data
    allowance whenever you choose across the Site network (96 Sites), within
    a 12-month period after first log-in.

    That should give users the ability to send 1,000 emails or surf the
    internet for 100 hours every month.

    Alternatively campers can buy a One Hour Metered Access Voucher for just
    £5. This offers complete flexibility in that the user can log on and off
    for up to one month for a total online time of 60 minutes (each session
    is rounded up to five minutes).

    Marketing & Communications Director Matthew Eastlake said: “Having
    listened to our members, the new passes represent a much improved and
    simplified offering.

    “We always want to make the experience of staying on a Club Site a
    positive one and we are continually looking for ways to develop our
    on-site offerings.

    “Hopefully, this new price package will help enhance that customer
    experience and amplify our Club Sites as must-go places to camp.”

    Wi-Fi passes can be purchased via the Contact Centre when making a
    booking or on Site itself and will be available for the start of the season.
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Dongles are cheaper providing you dont have the 30 day expiry ones

    Peter
     
  3. RichardnGill

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    The 12 month deal is not too bad?

    We have an Orange and a T Mobile dongle and can not always get a signal, so the WiFi could be handy for people that use CC&C sites a fair bit.

    Might have to keep an eye on the kids though with only 12MB for 12 months, on our dongel we can use 3 each month easy enough.


    Rich...
     
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    Jeez...i get 15mb every MONTH (£15) with T mobile dongle:thumb:
     
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    £5 per hour ... :Eeek:

    I hate saying it, but this is a rip off .. anyone who pays this is stark raving bonkers, but while there are willing mugs about the rip off merchants will thrive
     
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    So there we were near Venice, pouring down, I gladly paid €5 to get on line and get weather forecasts. Waste of time, it was crap everywhere. Fingers crossed for this year.
     
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    Hmmmmm... a lot will depend on the backhaul bandwidth but I would bet that its 24mb aDSL at best and with wi-fi I bet its restricted to 11b at best as well so it aint gonna be fast and through a proxy that will restrict bandwidth even more. So you may take a while to get that 1mb over a month.

    Yup, its a rip off.
     
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    Well said Jim, the more these ripoffs are highlighted the less funster's will get robbed. I think we should have some kind of "ripoff" file so that members can do a search on companys who do the ripping off

    Doug...
     
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    I have an Italian friend who done La-Duquesa to Venice in 3 days. Get yourself into the SUN.

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    These people are stupid. Make it free and it will attract punters. Its not expenive to install wifi unless you start putting loads of repeater stations all over the site but even then its not going to break the bank.

    The sooner these site owners start giving us free wifi then the more customers they will get. Except I wont be one of them as I will be wild camping 2 miles away for free using my directional hi gain antenna to freeload off their now free and unsecure signal!

    Cheers
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    believe me, it may be free but it wont be unsecured.

    password required from reception when you book in. :Angry:
     
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    This was 2008. We had never been to Spain in the MH. Last time was by bike and two things got to us - eating times and the language.

    2009 en route to Morocco it was much better. Eat when we wanted and language less of a problem. In fact we really enjoyed Torre del Mar. With it's miles long, bike friendly promenade we had great fun. Even met a Funster there.

    2010 Back to Italy, I have no idea why, but we fell for the place first visit. Great pity about the weather in 2008, but part of the problem could be me, not a lot of patience, if I'd ignored the forecasts and sat it out we made have had a good time. Well, we are fixed, glued down for ten days this time.
     
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    wi fi

    stayed on canterbury before coming over they wanted £4 for an hour (expensive)
    my home internet costs £11 for the month unlimited downloads and 10 meg speed.
    camp site in spain free wi-fi.
    watching tv on puter great
     
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    “Hopefully, this new price package will help enhance that customer
    experience and amplify our Club Sites as must-go places to camp.”

    I hope to use Club Sites, but I won't be using the wifi. If I encounter anyone talking about 'amplifying sites' or 'must-go' places, I'll probably self harm.
     
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    Any of the sites I have been on the coverage is absolutely terrible, no way worth any payment. One of the worst - Dunbar - possibly one of the newest sites and coverage was virtually non-existant
    :Doh:
     
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    Hi its not a rip-off, prices are upfront, if you don't like it, don't pay, and there are other, and probably better alternatives on most sites, 3G coverage in the UK is good, and GPS almost universal.

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    We have stopped on one or two CL's that had free Wifi

    If they can do and campsites over the sea can surely the big two clubs can?


    Rich...
     
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    Sorry the disagree, in our experience 3G coverage is diabolical, we carry a range of dongles, Orange, TMobile,3G and a tethered IPhone.
    Most of the dongles are on old packages and cost very little and the IPhone is set up by other means:Wink:
    If not for that would not bother.
    Mickie Dees and the IPhone for us and the hash browns aren't to bad. :thumb:
     
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    Think I'll just buy a Bigmac, cheaper than £5/hr
     
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    Sorry Olley, but I disagree...

    A ripoff is a bad deal, or being asked to pay way over the odds for a service,

    Yes, you have the choice not to pay, but that doesn't change the the fact that what is on offer is way over priced. ..

    As already said, many sites do offer free Wifi, and use that as a way to attract business, the clubs see it as a way to make more money.

    jim
     
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