Rick Ehrlinspiel, chief executive of rival network Surf And Sip, set up a wireless network next door to the San Francisco Starbucks where T-Mobile unveiled its service Wednesday. And Ehrlinspiel was at the press event there, distributing information about his 150-spot network and getting a peek at the competition. His Surf And Sip's wireless network was accessible from within Starbucks during the event, albeit with a weaker signal than from Starbucks' closer and more powerful network. His network is also a bit slower, since Starbucks is offering zippy T-1 connections. Surf And Sip typically uses more affordable connections such as cable or DSL, and has both monthly and pay-as-you-go memberships available.
T-Mobile is also butting heads with some of the earliest users of Wi-Fi, who got used to free access with what are called "public hot spots" or "community wireless." These are free wireless networks, mostly in urban areas, such as NYCWireless, which showers two major New York City parks with free wireless access, But John Stanton, chairman of T-Mobile's North American operations, said their network is better than the free hot spots because it offers better network security and customer service, "They (are) providing ubiquity, but threatening to be underutilized by doing things on kajsa briquette collection rhombus iphone xs max textured case - grey the cheap," he said..
The wireless carrier tweaks its new Wi-Fi networks in Starbucks to avoid interfering with other wireless networks that are already operating in the same area. Just before T-Mobile announced the nationwide implementation with Starbucks on Wednesday, the carrier was tipped off by a Portland, Ore., network operator that the signals from the new T-Mobile service were interfering with his Wi-Fi network. Realizing the same interference issues potentially existed at all the Starbucks locations--already popular places to install the wireless networks--T-Mobile engineers were forced on the eve of the announcement to quickly add Cisco software to all the Wi-Fi access points so they would search for clear patches of airspace and not interfere with other networks.
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