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Old 20-12-2007, 03:27 AM
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Wi FI through local hotspots?

how does it work, The Cloud etc if i went to a pub with cloud of any other type of wi fi could i just connect or do i need a password or software that allows access?

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Old 20-12-2007, 07:35 AM
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I hav'nt used cloud with a N95 but have used it with a XDAIIi and its pretty straight forward works through your browser and is basicaly a password system. If you are going to be using it a lot would be best to buy your time in advance dont know what the cost is now but pay as you go used to be something like 6 a hour in the UK.

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Old 20-12-2007, 08:25 AM
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I used to use it on my Xda Orbit. On the N95, I used Wlan Wiz and found the WiFi and launched the browser. It takes you straight to a log on page where you input user name and password. I'm with BT Broadband and get inclusive Openworld minutes, so I put in my details and browse away. I wouldn't know where or how much passwords are for Cloud otherwise though.

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Old 20-12-2007, 08:37 AM
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AH you need to sign up! Makes sense, was just passing through London Victoria station and saw it appear when I searched, looks good!

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just found this http://www.thecloud.net/For-you/Cloud-Unlimited

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Old 21-12-2007, 11:40 PM
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Wi Fi Why Pay?

Wi Fi Stop Dont pay!

Sorry if I am in a Train station, pub, restraunt, bar or where ever? I feel the Free WiFi should be part of the service, not another extra I pay for in another Over priced country.

The Last 3 hotels an airport and a fair few bars in "poor" countries felt they could give Wifi Access away why not here in the UK?

I can name pubs and bars where WiFi is free, you just ask for the password, easy.

Dont in courage Cloud and such like we'll Pay EVERY WHERE!
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Old 22-12-2007, 08:14 AM
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I must admit I tend to agree. Why should we pay for WiFi access, when there are loads of places you can get it for free. I've joined the FON network which has the admirable aspiration of enabling all registered users free access across its network of users (in this country in partnership with BT). Admittedly it's a bit sketchy at present, as it's quite new but with BT Openzone in partnership, there are more an more places I can get free access (and that includes T-Mobile hotspots as well).
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as well as the cloud, have a look at boingo.com... again its a paid servive but its $7.95 so cheap and worked a treat on my last trips abroad.

RE Fon, it looks pretty interesting but I dont wanna hijack this thread
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but I dont wanna hijack this thread
Never stopped you before.

I've great hopes for FON. My immediate gain is access through BT's Openzone and T-mobile hotspots, and it's free. Used it a couple of times at Starbucks, so it works in principle. Not sure about the home networks spreading enough to give absolute coverage but we'll see how well it takes off.
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Old 22-12-2007, 09:40 PM
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agree. it should be free in coffee shops, trains everywhere! you shouldnt have to pay for the cloud and all these other companies...


i can use cloud for free, well i can use truphone there anyway, even with just using the in built internet phone all as ive removed the truphone app.

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Old 23-12-2007, 07:43 AM
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i can use cloud for free, well i can use truphone there anyway, even with just using the in built internet phone all as ive removed the truphone app.
I don't think that is strictly true, as telephone calls via The Cloud using Truphone cost an extra 3p a minute. You may not have to "pay" to have access, but the calls are more expensive.
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Old 24-12-2007, 09:47 AM
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Never stopped you before.

SNIPPED .
valid point well made!

Have you tried SIP services over FON at say, Starbucks?? Does that work?
(again with the highjacking!)

SORRY!
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valid point well made!

Have you tried SIP services over FON at say, Starbucks?? Does that work?
(again with the highjacking!)

SORRY!
im sure it will. I will try when next in there.

Is mobile video calling avialable over wifi with any programs? all the technology is there isnt it...

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Old 25-12-2007, 11:18 AM
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valid point well made!

Have you tried SIP services over FON at say, Starbucks?? Does that work?
(again with the highjacking!)

SORRY!
Yes,and yes and no problem. (and I'm sad enough to be posting this on Christmas Day (though doing so whilst cooking the turkey!)
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