On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Pander <pan...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> hotpots in the world:
>  http://maps.fon.com/
>
this map is faked cause a node is added once you entered your coord in
order to receive one router.

No matter if you move between, or if you never plug it on...

I agree to Raster... Even if there is few open hotspot, it's barely
usable because it isn't noticed anywhere.

here is a view in my city after a small wardrive :
http://le-roux.info/temp/wardrive_brest.png
results here : http://brest-wireless.net/wiki/wd

more than 10 000 wifi access points. less than 1% opened, less than
0,4% opened by acknwoledgement

You can use it only if there is a real wifi network band (like
brest-sans-fil-x access in Brest city, only 40 APs for now)

Look the freephonie map... freephonie is a free service provided by
the the ISP free.fr in France. Every where you have a freephonie
access point (the set top box freebox), you can phone freely and taxes
free. It's usable, because you have freebox everywhere...nearly 30% of
the whole probes we see... and compared to that... we have 2 fon
access... versus...
http://maps.fon.com?lt=48.39649929054651&ln=-4.488687515258789&zm=14

numbers speak themselves...


> On Thu, December 18, 2008 10:51, john wrote:
>> A similar situation in London. Apparently we have the most WiFi
>> hotspots in comparison to other cities [1] but you will have to pay to
>> use the majority of these as they are operated by telecos like BT.
>>
>> [1]
>> http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/29/london-trounces-rest-of-world-in-quest-for-wifi-dominance/
>>
>> I have a deal to use T-Mobile hotspots but never used them as I just
>> leave my device connected via 3G. The only time I switch to WiFi
>> outside my house is when I am at my local pub which has poor GSM
>> signal and free WiFI.
>>
>> Having said that, the only application I tend to hammer the 3G on is
>> Internet radio. I like to chillax to KCRW on my commute!
>>
>> John.
>>
>> 2008/12/18 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <ras...@rasterman.com>:
>> [snip]
>>>>
>>>> Improving to 3G is therefore a "nice to have" for me. Not mandatory.
>>>
>>> here is where i'd disagree. i can walk down my street in sydney - 100%
>>> of wifi
>>> spots are locked (wep/wpa etc.) - no one opens them. yopur choice is
>>> "spotty"
>>> wifi hotspots you have to pay for. the other option is 3g (umts/hsdpa
>>> etc.)
>>> which has pretty good coverage most areas in urban settings - even
>>> outside. i
>>> think there seems to be some assumption that wifi is so widespread in
>>> urban
>>> areas (and it comes at a cost equal to or cheaper than 3g datarates).
>>> this is
>>> not the case in australia. not to mention the datarates for 3g are MUCH
>>> less
>>> than 2g - they give you a discount for 3g data, but for 2g, it's rap you
>>> silly
>>> per kilobyte. why? the phone network's 2g data setup was NOT designed
>>> for heavy
>>> data usage - it's being abused for data and that impacts call quality
>>> and the
>>> providers will appropriately price the service based on the network
>>> ability to
>>> provide. so 3g is reasonable. for 2g i will never pay for it as its
>>> outragoeus.
>>>
>>> --
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>>> The Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler)    ras...@rasterman.com
>>>
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