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iPhone - what do you do for Wifi out and about?

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Glitterknickaz Sun 28-Aug-11 12:04:22

I'm getting my iPhone on Tuesday grin
What I want to know is.... I can use my home wifi when I'm at home, I also am signed up with The Cloud, but there's not many places that have that, and o2 wireless (my network) isn't really available in many places yet (although apparently they'll have a large network by 2013).

I notice BT Openzone has a large network, I'll be able to wifi pretty much anywhere, but costs £5 a month.

So what do others do about wifi when out and about?

MollieO Sun 28-Aug-11 12:06:18

I just use 3G. It is very rare to find a free wifi. I'm with O2 too and have never found anywhere (in London). I can highly recommend the free wifi at Geneva airport though!

RedBlanket Sun 28-Aug-11 12:09:10

I use 3G most of the time when out and about or look for cafes with free wifi. Mcdonalds is usually the most reliable! I use it or browsing Internet, reading news and checking emails and I haven't been anywhere near my data limit.
BT Openzone has good coverage but I wouldn't use it enough to pay for it.

Glitterknickaz Sun 28-Aug-11 12:10:38

This is it. I'm trying to work out whether it's cheaper to sub with openzone or get extra data in my package....

RedBlanket Sun 28-Aug-11 12:10:40

Mollie - every McDs I've ever been into has free wifi.

MollieO Sun 28-Aug-11 12:19:26

That explains it. I haven't been in to a McDs for over 25 years! grin

niceguy2 Sun 28-Aug-11 12:29:10

You really need a tariff which includes data. Otherwise you will be missing out on one of the best things about smartphones. Internet access whilst out & about.

MollieO Sun 28-Aug-11 12:31:21

Most tariffs these days have a limit. My current 02 one doesn't but all the ones I've looked at recently do.

StringOrNothing Sun 28-Aug-11 12:32:22

I use 3G, or mooch off friends I'm visiting, or use cafes. I never have a problem in London, even the District Line has a passable intermittent 3G signal.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 28-Aug-11 12:32:59

What's your BB provider at home? BT gives you free Openzone and Fon for example.

Glitterknickaz Sun 28-Aug-11 14:25:43

I'm with o2 for both mobile and home broadband.... but o2 wifi is in its infancy currently.

Mind you a 500MB limit isn't horrendously low is it?

MollieO Sun 28-Aug-11 14:49:54

500MB? that's very low. I get through about 12GB a month at home. No idea how much on mobile broadband as its unlimited.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 28-Aug-11 17:11:19

500 is normal now for mobile contracts. I get through about 1gb but some of that is work stuff.

Glitterknickaz Sun 28-Aug-11 17:50:39

No, the 500GB is for iphone 3G use. I'm unlimited at home.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 28-Aug-11 19:44:26

most contracts will now give you 500 but if you go over that - as i do, then you still can use the internet on 3g but it is so much slower and emails dont seem to download if no wifi - which is very annoying

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