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Net Cafes

By Aurelius - 10 September 2008 22

Are there net cafes in Canberra?

Or cafes that have wireless hotpoints? (Someone asked me the other day, but I couldn’t think of any locations, since all the ones I know of are closed down).

The yellow pages is pretty sparse for this category. So I thought I’d check with the hivemind, and see what is known around town?

What’s Your opinion?


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Net Cafes
ant 9:33 pm 10 Sep 08

Starbucks wireless in the US was bloody expensive. It was through T mobile and was definitely not something you’d use a lot of. (mutter).

This is a useful topic.

molongloid 8:46 pm 10 Sep 08

There are some free (aka unsecured) ones at the Dickson shops. That’s all I’m saying. 🙂

Felix the Cat 7:19 pm 10 Sep 08

gargamel said :

What about ACT Libraries?

Last time I went into the Civic library all I could find were screens with ‘out of order’ signs stuck to them though.

Must be in cahoots with the petrol companies…

gargamel 5:21 pm 10 Sep 08

jakez said :

There’s a whole bunch of terminals set up underneath Dendy Cinemas in Civic. I’ve never used them but I know that when it first opened, the listed helpline (to get a refund if your money is eaten) was a disconnected number. I don’t know if that has been fixed yet.

Ha – I walked past them last Friday lunch time – the whole lot was being used – by workers on their lunch breaks…

Half of the people using them looked as if they and were on internet dating sites (not that I’d know what they were ahem ahem!).

Oh to be able to image those machines and see what sordid stories could be found out…

Morgan 5:10 pm 10 Sep 08

ANU campus.

OzChick 5:10 pm 10 Sep 08

The University of Canberra has wireless internet.

bubzie 5:01 pm 10 Sep 08

starbucks has wirele…oh right.

Library’s are good, if they’re not broken. (and they’re free!)

grunge_hippy 4:50 pm 10 Sep 08

i think the southern cross club at woden has wireless too.

maculicauda 4:13 pm 10 Sep 08

The Barracks in the Sydney Building, near the Pancake Parlour, has internet. Though there is always a bunch of young geeks playing LAN games and screaming things like “You stole my sword!”. If you can handle that, they’re reasonably priced with friendly staff.

jakez 3:58 pm 10 Sep 08

There’s a whole bunch of terminals set up underneath Dendy Cinemas in Civic. I’ve never used them but I know that when it first opened, the listed helpline (to get a refund if your money is eaten) was a disconnected number. I don’t know if that has been fixed yet.

gargamel 3:57 pm 10 Sep 08

What about ACT Libraries?

Last time I went into the Civic library all I could find were screens with ‘out of order’ signs stuck to them though.

tylersmayhem 3:50 pm 10 Sep 08

There is a camera shop near Garema place that offers access – but for a ridiculous price! Why is it that ANYWHERE in Australia, if you can actually find web access, it costs a fortune.

Worrying considering that I’ve been able to use high speed web access at places like a border town between Thailand and Burma for literally cents an hour! Even the standard price of 1 pound per hour in a super flash web cafe in London is miles cheaper than most public web access in Australia. I’s always recommend a local library to someone.

The Axe Man 3:16 pm 10 Sep 08

Bookplate at the National Library of Australia

vg 3:11 pm 10 Sep 08

Most McDonalds’ as far as I know

johnboy 3:05 pm 10 Sep 08

The Front in Lyneham, All Bar Nun in O’Connor, and Cafe Deli Marco in Dickson all have free access for customers.

Sometimes you need to ask at the bar for an access key.

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