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Old July 28th 11, 06:44 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.verizon
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Todd Allcock wrote on [Wed, 27 Jul 2011 22:06:47 -0600]:
At 27 Jul 2011 17:41:14 -0500 Ryan P. wrote:

You took me a bit too literally, I think. I didn't mean "I'm sure
because I have absolute proof." I meant it as a figure of speech,
like "I'm sure Paul Miner wouldn't approve of beating puppies." I
don't KNOW this for a fact, but its a pretty safe guess that's LIKELY
to be true.

Do any of us here know each other well enough to really make an educated
guess where each of us stands on the controversial puppy-beating issue?

Puppies, I don't know. Dead horses... yeah
Old July 28th 11, 07:13 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.verizon
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On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:23:31 -0400, SMS wrote:

On 7/25/2011 9:46 AM, jcdill wrote:

The World Is A Very Big Place. On the turnpikes on the east coast they
have rest stops with a food court to rival some malls, and they usually
have free wifi (sometimes provided by the coffee shop - e.g. Starbucks).
Out here (California) a visit to a rest stop is lucky to find flush
toilets and a working pay phone.

What about the world's most beautiful rest stop on 280 that just
re-opened? I haven't stopped there yet.
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=159762&title=Famous%20rest% 20stop%20reopens

A lot of rest stops have added wi-fi recently, but it's not something
you can count on like wi-fi at a hotel or a coffee house.

Agreed -- you can no more count on "wi-fi at a hotel" than wi-fi at a rest stop.
Even if it's offered, it may not be working (DHCP may be broken, as happened to
me at a SeaTac area Travelodge just yesterday -- and three router resets didn't
fix it :-{ ).

We just got back from a week-long vacation through Oregon and
California. We didn't stop at any rest stops (just vista points). Every
hotel (seven of them) had wi-fi included. We visited two universities
and both had guest wi-fi throughout the campus. Probably about 1/4 of
the restaurants we ate at had free wi-fi, but we didn't go to chain fast
food places much.

Some of the places in Oregon we went had only U.S. Cellular coverage
available for wireless. Verizon users roam for free as far as voice, not
sure about data. I had to pay roaming charges on Pageplus (I ran up an
additional charge of a whopping 29ΒΆ!). Our friends that went with us are
on T-Mobile and of course they often had no coverage at all, but they
were able to roam onto AT&T in some places so not all AT&T roaming is gone.

My own recent experiences with T-Mo phones in the Route 97 -ish parts of WA
confirm this observation -- several places indicated we'd gotten picked up by
(and were roaming on) Cingular, not T-Mo, towers.

It was a data heavy week in terms of 3G. I racked up 12MB of usage
checking e-mail, making reservations, and looking for restaurants and

Cheers, -- tlvp
Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP
Old July 28th 11, 09:00 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.verizon
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On 7/27/2011 10:13 PM, tlvp wrote:

Agreed -- you can no more count on "wi-fi at a hotel" than wi-fi at a
rest stop.

Sure you can. A hotel is very likely to have operational wi-fi included
in the cost of the room while a rest stop is unlikely to have wi-fi at
all. Of course there are cases where the wi-fi is not operating properly
at a hotel but it's not the norm.

Old July 28th 11, 08:00 PM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.verizon
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On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:19:48 -0700, SMS

On 7/27/2011 2:34 PM, Roger 2008 wrote:
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hotel wifi is rarely up to the task of streaming.

I've found at least one hotel that streams very well and I've even seen WiFi
at a bar that streams over 1500k.

I stayed at seven hotels this month. All had free wi-fi. Six had wi-fi
that was fast enough for streaming while one, Microtel in Sutherlin
Oregon, had slow and flaky wi-fi.

I've been staying at an extended stay hotel since the first of June.
No Wi-Fi here, but they do have an Ethernet port in every room and
will enable it for $10 a week. Throughput is all over the place, from
a max of 3Mbps very late at night, (although just over 1Mbps is far
more common) and into early morning, to about 400-800 Kbps during the
day and evening. Every few minutes throughput drops to zero for a few
seconds, then starts again. Too slow, too erratic, for streaming.

It's rare that hotel wi-fi is too slow to stream.

I don't think I've ever stayed at a hotel/motel where the Internet
service was fast enough and steady enough to support streaming. I've
seen one or the other, but I don't think I've seen both together, so
no streaming for me.

Paul Miner
Old July 29th 11, 04:16 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.verizon
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On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 03:00:07 -0400, SMS wrote:

... there are cases where the wi-fi is not operating properly
at a hotel ...

And that's all I was saying :-) .

... but it's not the norm.

Cheers, -- tlvp
Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP

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