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McDonald's to Offer Free Wireless Internet in United Kingdom

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  1. zekrahminator

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    Seeking a new way to bring customers to McDonald's, McDonald's now is the proud owner of the largest free wireless internet provider in the United Kingdom. Every McDonald's restaurant within the United Kingdom will give their customers free access to wireless internet in the store. This is a vast improvement from the regular way to access wireless internet in the UK, which generally involves a contract/pay-as-you-go service, which can add up to 5 pounds per log-in. After the 1,200+ McDonald's restaurants all have free wireless internet, they will own 10% of all wireless coverage in the UK.

    Source: EWeek
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    if only they will do this in australia :cry:
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    in US some McD's had free WIFI for a long time now
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    Sounds like McD is following suit with Krystal.
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    Star Bucks has it. Mc Donald's should too. And later on, maybe Jack In The Box lol. They better provide the convinence technology for their customers. Students, business people, and others, including mr. hacker, are everywhere now. It's a good start.
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    I believe they will in the near future. So don't worry. :)
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    WTF:wtf::wtf:

    since when does Mickey D's give free Wi-Fi in the states every place i have been will charge you for using their wi-fi signal Including Starbucks


    where the hell do you live Lon Gun?

    In other words how is it that California would get special treatment over everyone else
  8. lemonadesoda

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    Will they block ALL ports, except 80?

    Imagine all the single mums with their laptoips, Kazaa, and MP3 files.
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    I am in Texas and my Mcdonalds give free Wi-fi access. Come to think of it, so does Pinera Bread and Starbucks....
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    The story's not about free wireless access in the US (common), but free wireless access in Europe (very rare), esp the UK where wireless pricing is INSANE. The example was £5, or $10, just to "connect"!!!
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    They do mate, over here in WA, they have free internet access.
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    Who uses a laptop in Mcdonalds, or any restaurant for that matter :wtf:

    Fair enough if your a very busy person and your always on the go with your laptop, but I rarely see people walking around with laptops, even in the city. I mean, if your so busy that you have to eat and work at the same time you would probably pack your own lunch and not even leave your workplace. On top of that, large double Quarter Pounder meal (greaseburger :D) + laptop = :shadedshu
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    Well, I guess you never travel? If you've ever been to Malaysia or Singapore or anywhere for that matter, you'll see a lot of travellers with notebooks, sitting at McDonalds or Starbucks checking their email etc. I don't trust internet cafe's machines, as they could have any number of malware with keyloggers etc waiting to snatch your internet banking password.

    BTW I'd hardly call McDonalds a restaurant.
  14. ex_reven New Member

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    Malasia or Singapore is NOT Britain.
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    Britain? So what?
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    Wow. Where do you live? Some quiet 'burb? You'd be AMAZED how many people use their PDA's to pick up emails and send messages and link to Skype while they are out on the streets, or in a restaurant. But of course, IF THERE'S NO INTERNET ACCESS YOU AINT GOING TO SEE THEM!!! LOL

    Try visiting a city where there IS freely available access points, and take a look around. You'll see lots of people taking advantage of the connection.

    PS>>> US and Europe is very different than australia where all you boys are out bbq'ing, surfing and looking for sheilas ;-P
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    a bunch of places in texas do most of downtown houston you can get an unlocked signal
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    I live in San Diego, state California. I get free Wifi support here at StarBucks, public library. :toast:
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    lol. I was stating that I dont see many people with laptops walking around, even in the city itself. Mcdonalds there does offer wifi IIRC, I just put it (the lack of people out and about with laptops) down to the laid back nature of Australia. I can understand the need for it in certain overseas countries though.
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    Yeah I know... UK always gets things later...
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    Krystals offers it here and alot of the hotels and stuff do to. Also, the resorts as well. I think some others do, like Burger King, but I dont know why Mickey Ds dont do that in the US

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