Broken Hotspots

I’ve been working from home a lot lately, so to break the days up I’ve been taking advantage of my openzone subscription and the roaming agreement between openzone and T-mobile to camp out in my local starbucks, Chester.

Today I decided to try out the other starbucks at the retail park, just for a change of scenery. However, the wireless wouldn’t work. I tried most of the usual tricks and it just wouldn’t connect.

This is the second starbucks now where the wireless failed to work. So I ended up buying a coffee and doing some work but not being online.

The lesson learnt here is check to make sure you can get online before you buy your coffee. The second lesson, starbucks at retail parks are very busy as it’s more than likely the only coffee shop there.

So the two starbucks to avoid if you want to get online are Welfield road, Cardiff, and Borders Book store, Ellesmere Park.

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