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Iphone internet access

As wonderful as the iPhone is you still need a connection to the outside world.

Here in Samara there are a couple of Internet places offering wifi at 1000 colones per hour (about £1.50) not sure how they define an hour for a mobile device!

Or maybe I could use the local I.C.E mobile operator although it’s not showing an Edge or 3G connectivity on the iPhone display and anyway O2 would want at least £6 per MB.

Which leaves trying to find some altruistic person leaving their wifi open. So far I’ve found two, both hotels. I was kicked out of the first one whilst trying to buy a drink for 3000 colones which I thought was a bit weird as I would happily promote his hotel for free, PR which would be priceless – alas not to be 🙁
The second hotel I will wait and see….

It strikes me there is a need for an open wifi system that only allows iPhones to access – since the iPhone ( in the form sold by Apple) is really only a low usage user. so places could display an apple to show they are iPhone friendly.

Time to go sniffing this time for dinner!!

I can recommend the wifitrak application by the way to sniff out networks.


Reader Comments

  1. Hey Geoff.

    There is an open wifi at the hotel belveder near the bus station and at the school (ssid:samara).

    c u @ the school on monday:-)

    mathias

  2. Hey Geoff.

    There is an open wifi at the hotel belveder near the bus station and at the school (ssid:samara).

    c u @ the school on monday:-)

    mathias

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