Wifi at SP Centres

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Laura
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Wifi at SP Centres

Post by Laura » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:25 am

Happy New Year! Is wifi available in the search rooms of the SP Centres, please?

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by AndrewP » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:09 pm

Hi Laura,

Happy New Year to you.

Last time I was in the SP Centre in Edinburgh, there was no public wi-fi. As I never use my quota of data on my mobile phone, I use that as a wi-fi hotspot to give me wi-fi on my laptop that I take with me.

As an international visitor, it may be worth your while having a UK mobile phone (or at least a UK SIM card) for that purpose, otherwise you could pay dearly for roaming data.

For more info, see:
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/visit-us
and the various pages linked from there.

All the best,

AndrewP

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by Laura » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:16 pm

Thank you, Andrew.

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by carlineric » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:02 pm

There is public WIFI although from comments I have seen it can be patchy / slow.

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by AndrewP » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:25 pm

I was in the SP Centre today, and can report the NRS Free Wi-Fi was there and working. I think it must be new since my last visit. It wasn't always at full strength, and it will disconnect you after a period of time if you are not using it (fair enough). However, it did what I wanted it to do and its speed was fine.

All the best,

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by Laura » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:35 pm

That's briiliant, Andrew! When I was there in 2013, I was not properly prepared. I am planning a trip to Scotland this year and got mixed reports about wifi access at the SP Centres. Thank you so much, Andrew.

Kind regards,
Laura

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by Laura » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:42 pm

Thank you, Eric.

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by AndrewP » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:12 am

Laura wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:35 pm
That's briiliant, Andrew! When I was there in 2013, I was not properly prepared. I am planning a trip to Scotland this year and got mixed reports about wifi access at the SP Centres. Thank you so much, Andrew.
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Hi Laura,

I can only comment about the main SP Centre in Edinburgh. I don't know what the wi-fi situation is at any of their outposts. Their outposts are all in buildings belonging to other organisations, so the wi-fi situation may depend on the hosts.

The outposts are listed at the foot of the following webpage:
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/visit-us
.
All the best,

AndrewP

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Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Post by nelmit » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:27 pm

The Mitchell Library has free wi-fi throughout.

Regards,
Annette

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