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Which Cities Have Open Air Free Public Wifi?  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8921 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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Surf city's wireless wave

Free internet access is readily available in Athens, with potentially hundreds of more hotspots coming soon to the rest of Greece.

BILJANA from Skopje kept the blog entry short.

"Chilly Sunday morning at Syntagma," Biljana blogged. "After an early morning jog, a no-sugar latte macchiato ... nice way to start the end of this weekend ... Hugs and kiss(inger) from Wi-Fi Syntagma!"

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nath...rticle?e=C&f=13332&t=01&m=A09&aa=1

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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8901 times:
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There's free Wifi in Lugano, Switzerland.


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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2796 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8869 times:

There are around 2000 free government WiFi hot spots around Hong Kong's parks, government buildings and libraries, and McDonalds in Hong Kong also offers 20 minutes of free WiFi.

User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4276 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8853 times:

Denver has it, at least along the 16th Street Mall in downtown. Not a bad deal.

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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8841 times:

Boston does in and around Quincy market/Faneuil hall


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8833 times:

Books A Million if you are a member. Also, any Loves truck stops has them.

KH



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8825 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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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11591 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8823 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.


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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8810 times:

Pittsburgh, Pa does. Mostly downtown area, I think.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8739 times:

Didnt think there were so many. Its good to see. I think alot of European cities are not on the list though which is a shame.

User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8730 times:

Nearly every McDonalds in Australia has free WiFi. I know ADL has it inside the terminal, but don't know where else.

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6417 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8728 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.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8724 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 12):
Then again Starbucks has wifi throughout the city and maybe country

And its free? Starbucks in the UK has Wifi but its provided by T Mobile and you have to have an account with them or buy minutes online. I think thats a ripp off.


User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1564 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8724 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  Sad

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8701 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
And its free? Starbucks in the UK has Wifi but its provided by T Mobile and you have to have an account with them or buy minutes online. I think thats a ripp off.

Thats how it is here.



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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8688 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 6):
Also, any Loves truck stops has them.

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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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2286 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8675 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.

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8671 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
Books A Million if you are a member. Also, any Loves truck stops has them.



Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
Starbucks in the UK has Wifi but its provided by T Mobile and you have to have an account with them or buy minutes online.

I think this thread was about government sponsored free wifi. These are private companies, and funded by them.

Many airports in the US talk about their free wifi, but I have yet to find one that is actually free, except for maybe Terminal D in DFW, but I can't remember, it was at the end of a very long trip.

I can't think of any place that has free wifi sponsored by the government anywhere where I live, only private companies.....

Starbucks and Barnes and Noble charge for theirs.

UAL


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8669 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 17):
I think this thread was about government sponsored free wifi. These are private companies, and funded by them.

Im interested to know of any Free Wifi in Airports/Public areas/Cities etc. But they must be free for all to use and not have to have an account with them.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8668 times:

Cablevision in NY has been adding to spots all over the Island free I believe. Suburbs of Dallas have it like ADS but it's not free, mad cheap though.

User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8667 times:

City of Tucson, Arizona offers free Wi-Fi downtown at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. You can get the signal as far away as the Government Complex and some of the restaurants across the street.


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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4276 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8651 times:



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 15):
Some states offer free WIFI in their rest areas (Teaxs and Iowa come to mind).

The rest stops on I-89 in Vermont also have free Wi-Fi.

Texan



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8647 times:

York Railway station in the UK has free Wifi, plus all NXEC trains on the East Coast Mainline (London-Doncaster-Leeds/York-Newcastle-Edinburgh/Aberdeen) have free wifi on board Big grin



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8643 times:



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 22):
all NXEC trains on the East Coast Mainline (London-Doncaster-Leeds/York-Newcastle-Edinburgh/Aberdeen) have free wifi on board

Thats pretty impressive.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8641 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Thats pretty impressive.

Yep  Smile

http://www.nationalexpresseastcoast....rriage/WiFi---Internet-Facilities/

Works in Tunnels as well  Smile



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25 Post contains images ShyFlyer : I used Terminal D last October and there is free WiFi, though I couldn't get it to work. The ones you have to pay for were, naturally, easy to connec
26 OA260 : LOL.. that was the same for me in LHR Terminal 2 . I thought maybe it was an issue with my laptop until others complained of the same thing. The Free
27 NIKV69 : As do the rest stops in southern Texas.
28 Bwest : Singapore does... now I have to say something or my post will be too short. Well... it's very nice wifi... without wires and stuff... and it's like...
29 Post contains links LoneStarMike : Austin has had this since the summer of 2006. It includes all of downtown, parts of East Austin and Zilker Park. link to original City of Austin press
30 OA260 : Ahh Austin , my favourite US city. Might have known they would have this, its a very innovative and human city. Would love to go back sometime.
31 Andz : Our local News Cafe has one hour free WiFi, I assume this is a franchise-wide thing.
32 FRAspotter : Doesn't Seoul, South Korea have this? I was just watching a program on CBS (or PBS, can't really remember) a few days ago and they were talking about
33 Cadet57 : I diddnt say that.
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