Hundreds of Brit pubs to offer free WiFi

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/19/lager_wifi_bt/
     
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    Why is that ? Pubs only understand push button cappuccino. I like mine hand crafted by Poles.
     
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    Could try carrying ones of these Jim:Rofl1:

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    I looked with great expectations, only to be disapointed, as I am not a BT customer.

    Doug...
     
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    I didn't read it that way Doug ..

    BT Openzone and Heineken are teaming up to offer this free service .. no mention of it being for BT customers only .. if that were the case why would they team up?
     
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    Whetherspoons pubs have been free Wifi enabled for some time. You get a good pint with or without alcohol at a very competitive price. What more could you ask for:Wink:
     
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    surely a misprint ?

    that's like calling MacDonald's a restaurant :Laughing:
     
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    Beggars cant be choosers Jim. It's either BT or Whetherspoons. Your choice:Rofl1:
     
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    It might surprise you, or maybe not.. I know you are a well travelled mobile warrior .. but lots of small private pubs have free wifi ..

    It was available at the pub I managed in 2007.. so not new :shout:
     
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    "BT has added 200,000 sites to its 3-million strong UK network of Wi-Fi spots in the last three months. Access is free for BT Broadband customers. ®"

    I think the last sentence has it Jim.

    Doug...
     
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    so why mention one or two hundred pubs that are going to be free or indeed make any announcement about a 'teaming up' .. ... no matter.. time will tell..

    my mistake for assuming and posting without checking the facts.
     
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    Here is one for starters. Nice pub grub and free wifi to boot. You never know, we could be rubbing shoulders.:Wink:
    http://www.pub-explorer.com/suffolk/pub/cherrytreeinnwoodbridge.htm
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Steady on buttons.. don't get carried away with all this friendly banter .... .:Laughing:

    but next time you are in my locale ... let me know and I'll buy you a pint at my local ...

    The Swan Inn .. :thumb:
     
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    Well Jim, this touches on a comment I made a few days ago. Most adverts are so close to lies on either what the do not say, or in what they do say, it makes me wonder what the Advertising Standards Agency and the Trading Standards Agency does for their money.

    Doug...
     
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    We always have a 12->19 volt adaptor with us while travelling, the laptop is recharged will driving :Rofl1: :thumb: :Eeek:

    Also have a wifi booster on board, so we dont have to go inside the pub.

    (Actually we have never been in a pub)

    Paul and Ineke
     
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    Here is another one in Devon....

    Good beer, excellent grub, free wifi, free overnight parking for M/H's in the level car park and the toilets will be left open and accessible all night.:thumb:

    The Portsmouth Arms.

    http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_...smouth_Arms_Inn-Umberleigh_Devon_England.html


    I have to declare an interest though, my brother is the landlord, and I happily and regularly drive an 800 mile round trip to drink his ale and eat his grub...:thumb:
     
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    From personal experience.

    Trading Standards investigate after receiving complaints and on their own initiative - but, obviously, resources are limited so the latter will tend to concentrate on cases where the most public good can potentially be achieved.

    The ASA (AFAIK) investigate after receiving complaints. I've contacted them a couple of times in the past with positive results and the companies concerned having had action taken against them. So, send them a complaint, Doug, and you will probably find it works.
     
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