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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:21

I know Virgin Media users get free Wi-Fi access in the London Underground stations, and BT Broadband users get free access to Wi-Fi hotspots around the UK. Am I missing any?

As far as I'm aware, Plusnet offer no such additional "bonus" services.

What else do others offer?


#2 Haggis

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:25

Sky have hotspots around the country and EE offer access to bt hotspots too

#3 mps69

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:26

Sky offer access to the Cloud.
http://www.sky.com/p...cloud/features/

Haggis beat me to it :laugh:

#4 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:31

Virgin is ending the wifi in underground aren't they?

#5 Aergan

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:58

EE/Orange give you BT Wifi access to hotspots and "Orange Wednesdays". Router provided (Brightbox) supports QoS (IP, port, application name, TCP/UDP, incoming port), wireless N 300mbit (2.4Ghz, 2 VLANS) but Wireless Isolation is force enabled and is 100mbit for the switch.
£5 off the monthly bill if you have an Orange or EE phone.

#6 Brian M.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:27

I know Virgin Media users get free Wi-Fi access in the London Underground stations, and BT Broadband users get free access to Wi-Fi hotspots around the UK. Am I missing any?

As far as I'm aware, Plusnet offer no such additional "bonus" services.

What else do others offer?


The benefit of Virgin is that it's not ADSL :p.

#7 Aergan

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:41

The benefit of Virgin is that it's not ADSL :p.


BT and EE (via BT) offer Fibre to the cabinet now. It's a heck of an improvement over ADSL/ADSL2+.

#8 testman

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:49

Virgin is ending the wifi in underground aren't they?

Only if you're not a Virgin, Vodafone or EE customer.

#9 Jub Fequois

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:56

BT and EE (via BT) offer Fibre to the cabinet now. It's a heck of an improvement over ADSL/ADSL2+.


And so much better than Virgin's definitely-not-fibre-but-cable broadband.



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