Sunday, January 06, 2008

No free Wifi

Sitting in the Coffee Bean shop in Jalan Semangat(PJ), I am writing this while enjoying my sips of Vanilla Latte using Open Office. It was kinda disappointing because the cafe provide Wifi internet connection; member registration - plus a fee - is required in order to use the Wifi service. Not good.

Business is hard; offering free Wifi service for a customer, who bought a regular size Vanilla Latte, seems too costly for them. Or perhaps every services provided in business should charge on the customer, which is typically style of Malaysian business.

Luckily, I found a 'default' connection shows up in my wireless list but it only last for 2 minute. After that, it was 'page not found' error shows up in my Firefox browser.

Not all hope is lost, there are free hotspot in other cafeteria such as Starbuck. However, I still wonder why Coffee Beans don't want to offer this service for free? I hope they will change their mind one day and offer free wifi service as one of the way to attract customer.

Update: I heard that I need to check with the counter to get the username and password to get access the wifi service. By the way, Sunway Piramid currently offering free wifi service called the p1. Free service is extended till 17th of Feb 2008.

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