Verizon WiFi Network I was involved in the original Verizon WiFi rollout in 2003. Part of the problem back then was the poor AC power at each pay phone caused the ADSL modems and radios to lock up. Unless this new trial can overcome some big logistical obstacles - and the equipment doesn't get stolen - this trial won't get expanded too far.
Re: Verizon WiFi Network I wonder how many working pay phones are still left in the 5 boroughs? A few hundred , tops? I can't believe the number quoted - 12,000. That can't take in to account most are inoperable.
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Re: Verizon WiFi Network You would be surprised, they are still everywhere. We have been fixing a lot of them lately here in NYC because they were recently sold off to a company that purportedly wants them just for their advertising revenue (mini billboards). However, part of the deal is the payphone has to be working to be accepted by the new company.
I don't know how the city enters into this equation, maybe it is totally different payphones the city is experimenting with but I could certainly see ad-based free WiFi as something this new company could be interested in.
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| |said by Linklist:Even if they are not hanging there, the wires most likely will still be in place.
I wonder how many working pay phones are still left in the 5 boroughs? A few hundred , tops? I can't believe the number quoted - 12,000. That can't take in to account most are inoperable.
Re: Verizon WiFi Network AC power was provided by NYC to power the advertising signs and lights in the phone booths...
North Tonawanda, NY
Re: Verizon WiFi Network Ah, ok. Must've been noisy as heck then so I can see why the power would have caused issues. The power's quite noisy where I am and I have to place all of my computer equipment on conditioners or else they do weird things.
Bon Aqua, TN
well Well, thats different.. Least you can see where some of the money is going for a change.. (read: ATT and the gang with slush funds)
| |WiFiguruTo infinity... and beyondPremium
WiFi All of the payphones in Ireland are Wifi Hotspots. This is a great idea.
| |Steve MehsGun Control Is Using A Steady HandPremium
Here's an even better idea... Last week I was listening to the Worst of Opie & Anthony and they were playing a clip from a few months ago where the boys were talking about a plan in NYC to turn bums in mobile wifi hot spots. Bums would carry around mifi devices and people could pay something like $2 for 15 minutes of connectivity. Now that right there is genius! I'm sure there's more bums in NYC then there are pay phones.
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Re: Here's an even better idea...
said by Steve Mehs:..Yeah, Just like in Vegas. "Costumed Street Performers" (read anonymous bums) .. Make it someone's profit center, You'll have them everywhere. Next would be fights for turf. Gangs would find a way in, and then they'd be walking networks of criminals.
I'm sure there's more bums in NYC then there are pay phones.
I'm just sayin'
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Middle Village, NY
Pay phone Wi-Fi tested Yesterday I tried Steinway St (Queens) and 1790 B'way.
Both are Van Wagner phones and the Wi-Fi comes from nnu.
name: Free WiFi NYC
Today I tried 1609 B'way which is a Titan phone with Wi-Fi from Boingo.
What I didn't like was that the name is not the same. I mean AT&T Wi-Fi
is always at&t at Starbucks, McDonalds, NYC parks, their stores.
Anybody else tried one?
New York, NY
Re: Pay phone Wi-Fi tested The "230 West 95th St" location is a block away from where I live. I should give it a try soon.
Princeton Junction, NJ
I'm at a payphone I'm at a pay phone trying to go online, none of my change is spent on that