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...the big Starbucks on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and New Oxford Street now has desks with power. I'm currently sat there in a gap between meetings, writing my monthly column.

(The wifi is still pay for, but at least you won't chew batteries).


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Jan. 18th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
Can you not go to the Apple store?
Jan. 18th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
No power, wrong end of Oxford St. Also using a PC in the AppleStore is coming it a bit much, frankly :-)

Jan. 19th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Actually I think sitting in there working for 3 hours would be more of a problem!

(I've seen several people sat in the cinema section with non-Apple machines leeching the wifi...)
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
How much is wifi in these places?

And why don't hotels have free WiFi in the rooms, the moneygrubbing bastards? Actually I think I've just answered my own question.
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
What gets my goat is that the cheaper the hotel, the more likely it is to have free wifi.
Jan. 18th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
http://www.tmobile.co.uk/Dispatcher?menuid=business_im_hs_ctl&tab=cost for Tmobile's pricing. Starts at £5 for an hour and goes down from there the longer chunk of time you buy.

It's a little cheaper if you are a Tmobile customer as you can have the charges added to your bill. it's 75p per 10 minutes, which works out at £4.50 an hour but you only get billed in the 10 minute chunks.

Basically all of these hotspots are a complete rip-off.

- Neil.
Jan. 18th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Starbucks uses T-Mobile - fiver an hour.
Jan. 19th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
I use a 3G card :-)
Jan. 19th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
and my local pub (here outside the sigil odegra) has free wifi.
Jan. 19th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Hey that's great. Now you just need a decent supply of coffee!
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