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Hey guys & gals ;)

Live near a city but work in a city with loads of supposedly hotspots.

looking to try out Wifi but am unsure if there r any data charges for connecting.

from what i understand, if u connect on WiFi, there will be a 9p/min charge for it on Orange.

Any1 know any different ???

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Hey guys & gals ;)

Live near a city but work in a city with loads of supposedly hotspots.

looking to try out Wifi but am unsure if there r any data charges for connecting.

from what i understand, if u connect on WiFi, there will be a 9p/min charge for it on Orange.

Any1 know any different ???



Hi there ,

Companies like BT Openzone, T-Mobile hotspots - Cloud etc all charge you access - around £5 an hour access - grrr - however there are a fair few "free" hotspots out there so have a look around.

BT do a thing where they can give you "free" mins if you have BT broadband so look into that as well.

You will know if your going to be charged by any hotspot by the fact you have to sign on to use them so if you don't get a page asking for your account details then its an open free hotspot.

hope that helps

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Just make sure that if you find an open free hotspot, that you're actually allowed to use it as the police have been arresting and cautioning (ie. giving them a criminal record) for accessing WiFi networks without the owner's permission (actually "dishonestly obtaining electronic communications services with intent to avoid payment"). For more info see http://news.bbc.co.u...rcs/6565079.stm

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well ill actually try wifi in bath, if i can get the damn WiFiFun program to work ;)

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well ill actually try wifi in bath, if i can get the damn WiFiFun program to work ;)


You could also try www.fon.com, as long as you setup one of their routers at home (really easy to do) you can access any other Fon access point across the world for free!

A few weeks back they were giving away free routers if you were referred but now they have made it half price (20 euros delivered).

Check it out, there may be a fon access point near to you. There is also a way of charging non-fon members access to your own access point(s).

Regards
Jay

Edited by jayz1220, 26 April 2007 - 10:42 AM.

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thx jay will look into it !

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rite,

rung up orange "facts and fiction" number today at work and they said, WiFi is free. Will only charge u 9p a min if u connect to an orange wifi hotspot :rolleyes:

this is what i dont understand......

why is it people say WiFi is free but if u look at BT Openzone it says it costs 20p a min ? I am so confuzed.....
im actually worried to connect to a Wifi hotspot cos so many people say it costs and others say it doesnt :S

Edited by kame1986, 30 April 2007 - 09:06 PM.

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