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Ace internet access at Alexanders

alexanders free wifiSat in Alexanders coffeeshop/bar/restaurant whilst kid2 has a hairdo. Alexanders has wifi, fair play. The wifi is giving me 34Megs down and nearly 9Megs up, very fair play.

This shouldn’t be news in this day and age but getting those kinds of speeds is still a delight. It’s made even better by the fact that everyone else in the gaff are of the ladies with idle moments out shopping variety. They are chatting using the old analogue mouth and ears method rather than the in vogue “talk to the person sat next to you via IM”. The upshot is that I have all the bandwidth to myself. Salright innit:)

The last time I sat in a caff with wifi1 was at the Harbour Lights in Peel in the Isle of Man. We follow each other on twitter (@harbour_lights). I tweeted how good it was and to my surprise the waitress came over and told me the tea and crumpets were on the house. Read that blog here.

Alexanders also has a twitter account @Alexanderscafe but they haven’t used it for yonks so I doubt the same ploy would work again. It wasn’t deliberately planned the first time anyway 🙂 Doesn’t matter. I’m happy to pay for my cuppa. The atmosphere is nice and it’s a good place to hang out whilst a hairdo is being done.

Other wonderful wifi stories:

No mobile networks but wifi saves the day

Funky Cisco stadium wifi tech

The view from my table at Alexanders. Uploading and editing pics is a dream with this wifi.

alexanders lincoln

1 not really but it sounded good for the purpose of this storyline

PS the speedtest shot is the only bit of the screen that isn’t plastered in adverts. I’m not letting those freeloading broadband companies have a free advertising ride on nosiree:)

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

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One reply on “Ace internet access at Alexanders”

As a postscript to this post I had a (free) cup of tea and an excellent bacon roll in the Waitrose caff this morning after taking the kids (3 & 4) to school. I was picking up some dry cleaning.

The building being a Faraday cage the mobile reception in Waitrose is totally no existent. However the O2 WiFi worked like a dream. Straight in!

Didn’t do a speed test but if someone reminds me I’ll do one the next time I’m there.

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