OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30084 posts, RR: 59 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9588 times:
Just seen an interesting article where there is a trial of Free Wifi at public squares in Athens city center. I think its a great idea and great for tourists to be able to get good and free access to the Net.
Are there any other cities around the world that offer outside open air free Wifi??
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Free internet access is readily available in Athens, with potentially hundreds of more hotspots coming soon to the rest of Greece.
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Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9492 times:
Portions of the City of Cleveland Heights, OH (urban suburb of Cleveland, specifically the area surrounding the Coventry Village business district, but I think the city's other business districts also have coverage) do.
So do portions of the City of Cleveland (I've used it in the Playhouse Square and University Circle areas) -- though I think those may be sponsored by the orginizations in the respective areas rather than by the city itself. During the nicer months I'll take a nice long walk and wind up at University Circle as the 1/2 way point... drink some water, sit on a park bench enjoy the day, check email on my iPod and turn around for the walk back.
On my commute into the office (heading East from Cleveland Heights through a number of less urban decending to rural suburbs) I can keep my iPod connected to a wireless network for probably 50% of the mileage.
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Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 14167 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9490 times:
There are places all over Portland that have it. The city tried to set up a city-wide wi-fi zone, but they lost so much money on it, they quit doing it. I used it a couple of times and it was good. The antennas are still up. All over PDX one can see cone-like things on top of traffic signals. So, it could be started at any time.
NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6717 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9395 times:
By the look of it, Auckland does too. But I haven't used it nor need/want to use it but I could go test it out sometime for the sake of it. Then again Starbucks has wifi throughout the city and maybe country.
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9391 times:
Lots of places in Jersey have free wifi, as well as every McDonalds in the UK. Funnily enough, I was in Amsterdam the other week for work and we were looking for somewhere to sit outside that had wifi to enjoy the warm sun and a cold beer. Unfortunately it didn't happen
Almost all truckstops have WIFI access (it's slowly starting to come online at Canadian truckstops), but none of them are free. Most charge between $4 & $7 per day. Some states offer free WIFI in their rest areas (Teaxs and Iowa come to mind).
Safeway stores in Canada with Starbucks have started offering WIFI services, but I'm not sire of the cost, if any.
YWG has WIFI service through Telus, though again, cost unknown.
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Dc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2337 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9342 times:
Gura Humorului, a small town in Northern Romania is the first one in the country to have free public wi-fi that covers the entire area of the town, according to local press. I have not verified that information.