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Why not just forget about wi fi and mobile phones etc, and just enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Broads while on a boat?.  Nobody NEEDS a mobile computer phone tablet thingy, you only think you

But then we wouldn't get those excellent holiday tales as they happen. And I just replied to this sat in Beccles Yacht Station...

We have just put a new map onto the website which has shows wifi availability all over the Broads area. http://www.barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk/maps-guides/ If anybody knows of others and would like me to

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Having just returned from a week afloat, the only place I managed to connect my iPod Touch to WiFi was McDonalds in Lowestoft. Even then I was able to read my business emails but not send replies. I tried at the Bridge Inn, Acle, and was unable to get a connection even though the landlady kindly provided the network name and password.

I also tried at the New Inn, horning, and could have connected okay. Unfortunatley the service is provided by "The Cloud" which charges £2.99 for 30 minutes, which is extortionate in my book!

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£2 for four hours thats not bad compared to some places but what would be good if pubs gave free access if they were eating drinking or staying on there moorings would encourage more trade i think as more people wanting Internet access even on holiday :grin::grin::grin:

Jonny ice sliceice sliceice slice

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We moored overnight at the WRC a couple of Fridays ago, had a nice chat with James. The WiFi, although not fast, was acceptable. My daughter Alice had her Vodafone dongley thingy, so we were both able to go online together. The rest of the week I had to nick the dongle while she wasn't looking.

There were a couple of places we found unsecured WiFi, which we could easily have been used, however, as thats theft, we didn't. Why on earth do people have unsecured WiFi???

Steve, if that was you who helped me remove Pacific Emerald from James Quay decking, then "god bless you gov"

Tim

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Mark hows the list going ? One to add to your list .The Grovelands Hotel is free access .It is just a short walk down from Thorpe Gardens moorings or the ones in the small cut at Thorpe (cant remember the name )and does the best value carvery in Norwich IMHO £3-50 Sweet £1-50 in nice surroundings .Mark is yours an I Pod Touch or phone I noticed that you said in one post you recieved but could not send E mails from the Wi Fi spots ?(Mc Donalds ) I tried my Grand Daughters I Pod Touch sent some e mails home but never recieved them .Great for checking on the forum etc so are thinking of getting one for when we are out and about.Any one else got one ? PS mark did you get the e mail I sent you in the week ? cheersbar:teddy::party2:

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Mark is yours an I Pod Touch or phone I noticed that you said in one post you recieved but could not send E mails from the Wi Fi spots ?(Mc Donalds ) I tried my Grand Daughters I Pod Touch sent some e mails home but never recieved them .Great for checking on the forum etc so are thinking of getting one for when we are out and about.

Hi Roy,

The lists has stagnated a little I'm afraid. It seems the WiFi hotspots aren't that prolific yet .Even those that are advertised (like the Bridge Inn at Acle) don;t seem to be very reliable.

I've got an iPod Touch. When in McDonalds usinhg their The Cloud network I can't send emails for some reason.

PS mark did you get the e mail I sent you in the week ?
No Roy, I'm afraid I didn't. I'll pm you another one to try if you like.
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hiya

I think wi-fi for free is a good selling point for any business located near the water. but if a charge has to be made £2 for four hours sounds reasonable to me.

£2.99 for 30 mins ?? i wouldn't pay that either.

mind you i go out on the boat to get away from technology

regards

Richard

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Hi all, All i take on a boating holiday are my wife and fishing gear. Each to their own and all that, but it`s a sad state of affairs when a truly stunning mooring gets ignored because there`s no wi-fi. But then, that just leaves it for me, so on the other hand keep bringing your laptops, and i`l keep on fishing at non wi-fi hotspots. :lol::lol::lol: . Merry Cristmas and regards to one and all..................... Neil xmas6xmas4xmas2 .

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We moored overnight at the WRC a couple of Fridays ago, had a nice chat with James. The WiFi, although not fast, was acceptable. My daughter Alice had her Vodafone dongley thingy, so we were both able to go online together. The rest of the week I had to nick the dongle while she wasn't looking.

There were a couple of places we found unsecured WiFi, which we could easily have been used, however, as thats theft, we didn't. Why on earth do people have unsecured WiFi???

Steve, if that was you who helped me remove Pacific Emerald from James Quay decking, then "god bless you gov"

Tim

Tim, Hi

I've just gone over to btinternet.com and can now use their free wi-fi in over 2 million hotspots country wide using Fon and Openzone! It's NOT theft! :clap:clap:clap

http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/c ... ndorid=Z59

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Add us. Its free and we generally get a good signal in the bar. Can't say if you would on the Staithe. Just ask your friendly bar person for the numbers you need to log on to either BT Fusion or BT Business Hub cheersbarcheersbar

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For those with BT Broadband, if you join Bt Fon there are hundreds of free hotsposts all over Broadland, see here.

http://www.btfon.com/

I have been with Bt for 18 months and the first thing I did was set up my home broadband as a bt openzone this entitles me to use other bt openzones which is a good job as my home internet is bloody useless and after 3 months of bt claiming to sort it out we have now cancelled the contract. To be fair orange home was just as useless as bt so probably down to the early Roman exchange we are connected. Roll on 4G.

To back up BT we have a 3 3G wireless dongle running in the loft which I am using now.

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Hi All.

Were a local HotSpot provider, looking to support out local areas (the majority of our installs are in Wales, Cornwall, Yorkshire etc) and are looking to get WiFi coverage at many areas of the broads. It won't be free, but certainly not expensive (circa £1 a day, £10-15 per month sort of deal) with the aim that people can surf from the moorings/boats etc. Of course, if the costs of the broadband, content filtering,logging and hardware costs can be offset by sponsoring the HotSpots then the prices could drop or become free.

Can anyone suggest any marina's, moorings or area's on the Broads that could do with WiFi coverage, and if possible contact details.

Thanks

David

Candengo Wireless Networks

http://www.candengo.co.uk

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Broadland Computers in Stalham High Street ( next to the Church )have one PC you can use for internet access. Cost is £3 an hour. You can also log on to their WiFi - think they charge £5 for a week. Nice people and very helpful.

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I've been using mifi on board for the past year on the Southern broads. It is on the 3 network and works very well. Topups are 15 pounds for 3gb for 3 months which are cheaper than most.

Jonathan

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