WiFi locations in Glasgow

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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby br-cmr » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:25 pm

Sitting on a train in Central Station the other day, managed to get about 20 mins free wifi access from the National Express train on the next platform. Of course, I lost the signal when it pulled away...
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby ben5552 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:25 pm

hi guys good topic I sometimes get "home" to glasow and have to stay in hotels , last time I was up the hotel I was in had wireless @ £5 per hour .. being of Glasgow blood rather than some rich american tourist I declined the offer , lucky I managed to park outside a weatherspoons in renfrew and enjoy their free access to send my emails if there is any other free spots people know of inear that area I woud be grateful for my next trip home.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby Dave » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:28 pm

ben5552 wrote:hi guys good topic I sometimes get "home" to glasow and have to stay in hotels , last time I was up the hotel I was in had wireless @ £5 per hour .. being of Glasgow blood rather than some rich american tourist I declined the offer , lucky I managed to park outside a weatherspoons in renfrew and enjoy their free access to send my emails if there is any other free spots people know of inear that area I woud be grateful for my next trip home.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby sds » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:58 pm

floweredpig wrote:
Josef wrote:The Griffin now has free WiFi.
It used to be Pie,Beans,Chips and a pint for £2.20 and now its wifi! I ask you,is that progress?

Is that progress?

Yes. A thousand times, yes it is progress.

The Internet is a commodity, and the more people offer it for free, the sooner we'll be away from insane £3+ per hour pricings for Internet access.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby allyharp » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:03 pm

Peckhams cafe on Glassford St can now be added to the list.

And I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but so does Biblocafe on Woodlands Rd.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby sds » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:43 pm

allyharp wrote:Peckhams cafe on Glassford St can now be added to the list.

And I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but so does Biblocafe on Woodlands Rd.

:D I think Biblocafe has been mentioned. But it's always worth repeating.

Are there any places offering free wifi between Byres Road and Partick station? I've used the Cresswell Lane Beanscene a few times, as the best I can think of. Any others?
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby allyharp » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:25 am

There's a coffee shop next to the new Tesco on Dumbarton Road which says free wifi on the sign. I've never been in though.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby potatoscone » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:00 am

allyharp wrote:There's a coffee shop next to the new Tesco on Dumbarton Road which says free wifi on the sign. I've never been in though.

I've used it a couple of times: food good, service friendly. wifi easy and reasonably fast, even with a couple of other laptoppers in the place.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:07 am

sds wrote: ............
Are there any places offering free wifi between Byres Road and Partick station? I've used the Cresswell Lane Beanscene a few times, as the best I can think of. Any others?


Partick Library? I think the wi-fi runs even when the library is shut.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby sds » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:22 pm

allyharp wrote:There's a coffee shop next to the new Tesco on Dumbarton Road which says free wifi on the sign. I've never been in though.

Ah yes, so they do. Took me a while to remember to look!

onyirtodd wrote:
sds wrote: ............
Are there any places offering free wifi between Byres Road and Partick station? I've used the Cresswell Lane Beanscene a few times, as the best I can think of. Any others?


Partick Library? I think the wi-fi runs even when the library is shut.

Ahh, yes. I never think of the libraries. Do they have wifi up at the Mitchell, out of interest?
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby John » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:28 pm

You need to have your library card to get wifi at libraries.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby sds » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:15 pm

John wrote:You need to have your library card to get wifi at libraries.

Aha, thanks for the heads-up! I do have a library card somewhere...
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby onyirtodd » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:49 am

sds wrote:
allyharp wrote:There's a coffee shop next to the new Tesco on Dumbarton Road which says free wifi on the sign. I've never been in though.

Ah yes, so they do. Took me a while to remember to look!

onyirtodd wrote:
sds wrote: ............
Are there any places offering free wifi between Byres Road and Partick station? I've used the Cresswell Lane Beanscene a few times, as the best I can think of. Any others?


Partick Library? I think the wi-fi runs even when the library is shut.

Ahh, yes. I never think of the libraries. Do they have wifi up at the Mitchell, out of interest?


Yes. There's wifi round most of the building and a short distance outside. As John says you need a library card but they issue them on the spot if you have suitable ID. I believe you can even get a temporary card if you're a visitor to the city.
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby allyharp » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:54 am

How does it go for getting a library card if you're not a Glasgow resident, ie East Dunbartonshire. Is a temp membership your only chance?
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

Postby John » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:57 am

You can get a Glasgow one if you can prove your place of work is within Glasgow. There may be other qualifying factors but this is the one that stuck in my mind. I asked the staff at the Mitchell and they were very helpful.
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