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Wi Fi in the boozer

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 26 Apr 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I saw a blackboard outside a pub today as I rode past...usually it has a football game on or something...but this one was advertizing free wi fi. What is the world coming to? :biggrin:

    I suppose it could have some + points though:

    E mail the bar for your drinks order in advance
    E mail the birds in the corner table a picture of your knob
    You could play the fruit machine on line and not have to waste energy standing up
    You could hold a conversation with a mate in another pub via MSN
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    It's very common in this part of the world and very popular, I for one use it on occassions and find it useful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. yello

    yello Guru

    Whilst I've not used wifi in a pub, I have in a cafe and it is useful. I don't think I'd be getting the laptop out in a full Friday evening boozer though... for fear of having the piss rightly taken out of me!
     
  4. Renard

    Renard Guest

    At first I read it as that nintendo thing and had all sorts of images of spilled pints.
     
  5. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    You can have a Wii in the boozer, but toilets are for customers only! :biggrin:
     
  6. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Actually very useful.

    I am in a difficult stage at work and took a week off to cycle tour. However with a couple of HR issues, two staff leaving and requiring references, plus an academic course I still needed to do some work in the evenings (and claim it back).

    I tour with a small 7" PC.

    So I can sit and have a quiet meal, catch up on what I need to do and still have a break.

    Not ideal, but bearable, and better than not taking leave at all.
     
  7. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Wi Fi in pubs has been commonish for years, just not advertised that much. Good idea imho
     
  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    As long as you don't get a pint spilled over your laptop...:biggrin:!
     
  9. Brains

    Brains Guru

    Location:
    Greenwich
    Within a very short time a pub without wifi will be like a pub without electricity.

    I'm not saying you can't have one, but it would be difficult to run

    Have you ever considered how the stock control works on the tills ?
    or the the paying of bills by credit card
    or even the music in the juke box

    yep - all wifi
     
  10. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    A great idea. My locals have it. It works. Nice to surf and sup a pint whilst waiting for someone.
     
  11. killiekosmos

    killiekosmos Über Member

    Pubs are for talking (and drinking) not surfing.
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    There are loads of student's with their Apples and stuff on show in the pubs in Manchester ! - No idea about 'muggings' !
     
  13. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    It's also cheaper!

    If I look for local info on my phone - it costs!

    With free WiFi, I use my present Broadband tariff, no limits, no second fees etc.

    I can use either my Laptop or PDA.

    Also when touring it is possible to research bikeshops, pubs, cafes etc and local interest.... I wouldn't be without it.