Have been to a few hi-fi hotspot places recently and thought it would be good to create a wi-5 hotspot rating system !

So here is my first go. Would really appreciate some comments so we can make this ubiquitous and the ratings need some trendy names. At the moment I am playing around with the rating so expect it to evolve for the time being. Apologies to the few companies mentioned but someone has to start to give an example (If I have got it wrong let me know and I’ll upgrade your status)

Version 1 (June 2011)

  • Wi5(☆☆☆☆☆) (Free)
    • 5+ = Unlimited Wifi
    • 5 = Free wifi (requires accepting conditions, no password/userid)
    • 5- = ?
      • Wi☆5 (☆☆☆☆☆+)Wellington free wi-fi: (Covers the area south from Frank
        Kitts Lagoon and along the waterfront side of Te Papa.)
      • Wi☆5(☆☆☆☆☆-) MacDonalds (There is no time-limit, but there is a data limit of 50MB per customer.)
  • Wi5(☆☆☆☆) = Free Wifi requires a password
    • 4 + = wifi requires passcode but publically viewable (e.g. on a blackboard)
    • 4 = wifi requires passcode available on a docket
    • 4 – = wifi requires password but have to ask staff member
      • Wi☆5(☆☆☆☆-) At E’s cafe, (Havelock North), Hawthorne’s Coffee Roasters (Havelock North, NZ)
  • Wi5(☆☆☆) = (Pay) 3G access
    • 3+ =
    • 3 =
    • 3- =
      • Wi☆5(☆☆☆-) Vodafone $1 / 10MB per day (a minus rating as 10MB is pretty small)
  • Wi5(☆☆) = (Pay) Buy a ticket with a password
    • 2+ = ?
    • 2 = ?
    • 2 – =
      • Wi☆5 (☆☆-): provider: ???: The crossing (Napier, NZ)
      • Wi☆5 (☆☆-): provider: ???: BJ’s cafe & Coffee House
  • Wi5(☆) = (Pay) Pay with a userid/password
    • 1+ = ?
    • 1 = ?
    • 1- = ?
      • Wi☆5(☆-) provider: ???: The crossing (Napier NZ)
      • Wi☆5 (☆-)provider: ???: BJ’s cafe & Coffee House
  • 0 = No access (3G only)

 

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