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CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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join:2011-08-11
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reply to openbox9

Re: Certain people don't like free Wifi

Technically, no I don't subscribe to cellular but that is only because I use my company phone for my personal calls and don't need it.

My Xoom is set to automatically connect to open hotspots so I can move around without a problem. Now, if I was trying to stream a video, then yes I would have a problem as I changed access points. Ironically, when people want to show me a video from their smartphone, it is invariably accompanied with buffering/connection problems. If there was open WiFi, there would be no such problem.

I am glad though that we can agree that open WiFi is a good thing considering we disagree on many other things. Hopefully open Wifi is on the increase.



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
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I really cant comprehend how youre a proponent of open wi-fi. It sounds like you have a vendetta against the wireless companies, but it would have a much larger impact on wireline. Especially in high density areas where you work. Internet, VoIP, IPTV (legal or illegal versions) , all flowing over a free network puts you on unemployment. As previously stated, even with open wi-fi, everyone will still have a cell phone, fixed residences and businesses in range of free wi-fi will not have any reason to subscribe to wired services.

I agree with you that the future is bleak, but endorsing technology that speeds the process of personal hardship isnt very logical IMO.


CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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The Internet would have to come from somewhere. I am not talking about everyone disconnecting their home service in favor of Google's ( or whoever's) free Internet. Much of the Wifi could be from people's home and business routers. Like Cable vision/Time Warner/etc. it would be available to people who are already subscribers; it is a supplemental extension of their home service. It wouldn't decrease wirleline profits and could potentially increase them as people switch to carriers with the most dense Wifi coverage. Google/NYC/other free WiFis would simply add to that density.



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

quote:
It wouldn't decrease wirleline profits and could potentially increase them as people switch to carriers with the most dense Wifi coverage.
You are insane !!!! lol.

Look at the guys quote beneath us

quote:
To bad they won't expand it. How lovely it would be to call Time Warner and cancel.
Thats just ONE customer, millions in NYC would do the same.