Am presently travelling in South Africa and as always battling with getting WiFi. Am at a hotel presently and using this very interesting WiFi service that has to be the best I've had anywhere in the world. Some one making lots of money with providing a service to all travellers. What a great idea!
Furthermore I noticed one of the local banks, cashing in big time with providing domestic travellers with free WiFi as a novel marketing idea. I was able to use a tablet that is fixed to a table for the first time, was great fun, and the speed unbelievable. All for free.
Unfortunately for some or other reason my laptop could not work in the very comfortable cubicles provided below (note the photo is not of my laptop - belonged to one of the very bright employees who were supporting the service in smart suits and ties.):
Fortunately there were a number of alternatives available, so next option was my first experience with a tablet - as per below. Found it very entertaining. Was surprised how great the electronic keyboard worked on it as no typos (that I'm aware off).
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Traveling again, Dean!! Great to see wi-fi available. Here finding good wi-fi let alone FREE is difficult. Safe travels, my friend.
standready on Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:18 pm
WiFi around the shops and stores is spotty at best. I usually have issues with speed because so many people are on the network and they really weren't designed to handle that kind of load. You might connect but you're not going anywhere. Dial-up would have been faster.
TheGremlyn on Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:40 am
Agreed TG. But this is a little different. And I have a feeling more for the short term. This particular bank has invested top dollars in making it look impressive including supplying high-tech manpower with focus on promoting the brand to support it.
deanhills on Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:30 am
I think Free Wi-Fi will be a common thing in future. Singapore has already reached this point from what I heard. They have free wi-fi hotspots covering most of public places there. I read Also Taiwan trying to implement this. Since Internet connections fees and prices going down each years this shouldn't be hard.
dude_xyx on Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:56 am
I wish it were dude_xyx. But no free WiFi at Dubai International Airport, nor Schiphol in Amsterdam, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, as far as I know. Ecuador at certain of its airports does offer free WiFi. I don't mind paying though, as long as it is available. Think the airports have a long way to go before they get to offering free WiFi to every one. Singapore is an exception I think. As far as I know free WiFi is available everywhere in the country?
deanhills on Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:36 am