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

    Penarth, Wales
    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. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    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

    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

    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!

    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. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    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.
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