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fdask
post Jun 23 2003, 05:39 AM
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Anyone know where there are some wireless spots in the city?
I know that in the States, T-Mobile has deals with several large chains offering (for a fee) wifi access. Sharp had a deal with them to give Zaurus owners 300 free minutes of the service. I checked their website and couldn't find mention of anything in Canada however.

In the Star this morning there was an article about wifi trials starting soon
on GO Trains. This is a neat idea. The article also mentioned that Union Station has a Bell sponsered wireless point.

It sure would be cool if TTC went wireless. smile.gif
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post Jun 26 2003, 09:36 PM
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Yes, I heard something about Union station hot spot some time ago, have not verified it yet though. Wireless TTC would be the coolest thing ever! I mean, aditionally to the stations, imagine the network inside the subway wagons/Go Trains...too cool to happen I guess, at least, not anytime soon...Some time ago I thought of TTC putting GPS units on their buses/streetcars and sending the location to some wireless provider. This way you could get the exact location and estimated time for the unit to get to your TTC stop...I made some research and someone told me the TTC guys would not make the investment...why? or, better.. would it be true? At least for winter it is a good idea...
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post Aug 22 2003, 07:27 PM
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" Microcell Telecommunications, Rogers Wireless, Telus
Mobility and Bell Mobility are expected to announce
as early as today an agreement to work together on
common standards that would let their respective
customers roam between public Wi-Fi networks,
as well as between existing cellphone and Wi-Fi networks. "

Read the full story
here
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post Aug 29 2003, 06:17 AM
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http://www.nakedwireless.ca/winudcol.htm
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post Aug 29 2003, 06:18 PM
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I've seen that nakedwireless.ca site before, but unfortunately it doesn't cover far enough north to hit my area. I'm just north of Bloor street. From a few warwalks I've done though, I've discovered all sorts of wireless access points up here.

Does anyone here have a GPS unit they use with their Z? I'd love to get my hands on one to map out some of the more northern areas here...

Or even recommendations on a cheap one that'll work with the Z...
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post Aug 30 2003, 12:29 PM
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That guest post above was from me. Forgot to login..
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post Sep 5 2003, 09:11 AM
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checkout www.spotnikmopbile.com
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post Sep 6 2003, 11:59 PM
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Interesting. I knew there had to be some company jumping on wifi in the downtown core, and here they are. I looked over the site and couldn't find any pricing information however. Didn't want to create an account just to get this information. Thanks for the link though!
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post Oct 5 2003, 06:20 PM
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http://wirelessbandit.nerdsunderglass.com has a bunch of wireless locations mapped in Toronto

This Wed (8 oct 2003) there is a WiFi meetup at 7pm at McDonalds at 3400 Yonge (there's wifi there). See http://wifi.meetup.com/858
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post Oct 7 2003, 03:30 AM
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Oh wow! Great site there. Thanks for the tip.
Will you be attending the wifi meetup?
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Oh wow!  Great site there.  Thanks for the tip.
Will you be attending the wifi meetup?
Thanks for the props on WB. I run the site. Please visit and let me know when you find Confirmed Access Points in the GTA! Always looking for more. Email wirelessbandit@rogers.com if you find spots you really like...
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