| |wifi4milezBig Russ, 1918 to 2008. Rest in Peace
New York, NY
said by patcat88:Doesnt look like it. The most unfortunate part was that those AP's 'felt' like they were very high powered. I recall connecting to some of them from a few blocks away (straight shot of course). Right around the time they stopped using them they also changed the public phone booths a little, so I hoped to find one (AP) for sale. Unfortunately none ever popped up on Craigslist, so I never got my souvenir.
I'm guessing the payphone Wifi APs will never come back :-(
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| |said by Phil:Verizon offers a directory for the 13,850 Boingo hotspots you'll get access to after you log in via the Verizon portal to download a wireless access application.And not for smartphones and not for a lot of their customers. It is a pretty shabby free offering.
As is being discussed in the Verizon forum here
the application only runs on XP and Vista. This is quite unfortunate.
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| |mrkevinKnowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.Premium
These are the peeon's
Verizon confirms to us this means there will be a few customers who don't get to play along, including entry level 1Mbps/384kbps DSL customers, and customers with 10Mbps or 15Mbps FiOS connectionsWhat! I guess it should say "Verizon offers Free Wi-Fi to 'some' broadband customers"
what a scam, why not offer it to all or none....really
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| |winsyrstrifeRiver City BouncePremium
"Verizon offers a directory for the 13,850 Boingo hotspots you'll get access to after you log in via the Verizon portal to download a wireless access application."Everytime I see something about downloading an application to access the Internet, I shudder inside...
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I hear the words of what I'll become, how eager the hands that reach for love." - Blind Melon - New Life
Re: US only? I believe it's just U.S. I'll ask them...
| |C0deZer0Oc'D To Rhythm And PolicePremium
Re: Only for Residential Customers
said by mastermind278:Well, duh. They expect Business customers to supply their workers with Verizon wireless broadband cards/etc. and pay the overpriced data rates on that, too.
The service does not work for Business Customers.
You really thought you'd get off that easy?
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Search errors The verizon Wi-Fi Access HotSpot Directory has search errors
1. example search State New York city Manhattan All types
results 28 locations 27 are STARBUCKS no bookstores listed
2. example search State New York city New York All types
results 220 locations
If you refine by Bookstore You see quite a few Barnes & Noble (Bookstore) but they appeared like only Manhattan ones but I am not sure didn't check them.
by (Retail Business) only 1 Barnes & Noble
by (Other Public Areas) you get 29 locations with 23 of them
are Public Telephones in Manhattan and other boroughs
I just checked this 1 of 23 listed because it didn't seam right. I didn't really take time to look at the others
Public Telephone - 650 3rd Avenue (Other Public Areas)
650 3rd Avenue
New York,New York 11232
so when I clicked map it the results were
650 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Did you mean:
650 3rd St, Brooklyn, Kings, NY 11215
650 E 3rd St, Brooklyn, Kings, NY 11218
3. example search State All City New York same results as 2.
I guess that Verizon doesn't give priority to correcting errors in this search. You can only search by full zip code. I love searches like this site has for comparing speed test you can increase your zip code search area by leaving out digits starting from right to left
I do love Verizon FiOS I have 20/20 (all speeds shown are Mbits/s) $69.95(no package) which is now being offered as 25/15. I will keep 20/20 and hope they don't force a change to 25/15.
My main activity is P2P bit torrent Many bit torrent users forget or are not aware that a 10 /10 can be better than 10/1 10/2 20/5 etc if sharing fast, fairly and quanity is important to them.
I belong to a few private sites that have ratio requirements. My fast upload makes it easier and faster to get and share as much as possible. I don't get evening slowdowns like cable users "might' get. Plus the hell with Cable, FiOS, Vontage and any other $19.95 and up phone service. I use Skype About $5 a month if you get the subscription and a local number unlimited US to US & Canada calls (almost unlimited 10,000 minute cap) I mainly use my Verizon Cell phone $39.95+ (many family & friends use them) 450 minutes but with peak calls to non verizon $0.45 per minute over 450 Skype comes in handy if I may go over.