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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 29-07-2014, 19:40 Thread Starter
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Free internet now the norm on campsites

I've just travelled through Holland, Luxembourg, Germany and now Switzerland and a new trend this year is emerging. Every campsite I have been to in the last month has included free internet (except UK).

On to France next - let's see how that pans out!

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Only free one we found was at Dijon, all the others charged for it. The site at Plasmolen charged but we got 72 hours free as we had paid for two cars, trailer and tent etc.

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Came back Friday before last, hardly any free Wifi on sites. Even McDonalds have cut back on power to prevent car park surfers.
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I have found that in France as well, I tend to do as much as possible off line and then buy a coffee/drink at an internet site and then send all.

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I spent the last fortnight in Scotland and on the last CC site we stayed it had free wifi. i hadn't even bothered before and it was only on being offered the sign on details that I considered going online as previously I'd simply 'hotspot'd from my iphone
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In Spain last winter WIFI was often free but they were clearly introducing charges asap. As against that they were installing better systems more comparable with the standard on CC and CCC sites.
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Almost every French Tourist Office offers free wi-fi, but don't expect a blisteringly fast connection.

They also seem to have regional variations for server and connection methods.

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Hi.

Just returned from a couple of weeks in France, stayed on six sites only one of which charged, a Yelloh site on the south coast.

Connection speed is usually slow, as I find with most open networks, due to the volume of users generally. The motorhome wifi router works great on the sites that charge, once logged in we use four devices for one payment.

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we use the ACSI book to find the sites with free Wifi and as a rule won't stay at those that charge for it. There is usually a choice of sites in any area. Although not fast the free wifi is usually sufficient to allow video skype to the grand-children.
In the UK I use BT hotspots refusing to pay the high club prices for Wifi
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Also just back from France . Most municipals visited had free wifi although speeds were not always blisteringly fast.

Ludlow site on the way back £5 for 24 hrs , great welcome back to rip off UK

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