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Old 10-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Free Wifi in Disney - does it work for Canadians?

I know that sounds off but I read the disboards "Select the network "Disney-Guest", connect and accept the terms and conditions. You shouldn't have to do this more than once. Covered cellular carriers include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS."

I thought wifi was just wifi and would work with anything able to get a connection. Am I wrong? Does it only work for certain cell carriers? I'd much rather us wifi than pay for an expensive data package from Fido.

Have any of you fellow Canadians use the free wifi yet in the parks on a Canadian cell?
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Yes it does, I have used it, wifi and cellular are two different technologies and I have no idea why cellular carriers are even mentioned. I was a manager of IT, and the wifi you get at home is the same as wifi at Disney and you do not need cellular to access wifi there anymore than in your house. Disboards should take that erroneous info down. You can use any wifi device, tablets,iPods, laptops, macs etc just like home.

At any rate, go to Disney, turn off your cellular data, and enjoy the free wifi.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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Yes it does, I have used it, wifi and cellular are two different technologies and I have no idea why cellular carriers are even mentioned. I was a manager of IT, and the wifi you get at home is the same as wifi at Disney and you do not need cellular to access wifi there anymore than in your house. Disboards should take that erroneous info down. You can use any wifi device, tablets,iPods, laptops, macs etc just like home.

At any rate, go to Disney, turn off your cellular data, and enjoy the free wifi.
Exactly! Not sure why the selected carriers are mentioned, but I think that was in the info that I saw on the Disney website, and not just DISboards.

It worked fine for us in August, Tiger
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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Awesome! Thanks all!

I thought it was weird that cell carriers and wifi was mention but I thought perhaps I didn't know how things worked as well as I did. Looking forward to free app use in the parks!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:00 AM   #5
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free wifi works in MK and Epcot right now and probaly the other parks sooner than later.

And it's a good solid connection -- DW was able to post videos from her Iphone to facebook within minutes of taking it -- it was like having our family and friends with us
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
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And it's a good solid connection -- DW was able to post videos from her Iphone to facebook within minutes of taking it -- it was like having our family and friends with us

I actually thought the opposite this week, the connection was very sporadic and not reliable.
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free wifi works in MK and Epcot right now and probaly the other parks sooner than later.

And it's a good solid connection -- DW was able to post videos from her Iphone to facebook within minutes of taking it -- it was like having our family and friends with us
You forgot blizzard beach and DHS which just added wifi last week
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I know that sounds off but I read the disboards "Select the network "Disney-Guest", connect and accept the terms and conditions. You shouldn't have to do this more than once. Covered cellular carriers include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS."

I thought wifi was just wifi and would work with anything able to get a connection. Am I wrong? Does it only work for certain cell carriers? I'd much rather us wifi than pay for an expensive data package from Fido.

Have any of you fellow Canadians use the free wifi yet in the parks on a Canadian cell?
No idea why DISboards would mention any carriers... it's misleading and well kinda shows lack of knowledge. Wifi, is simply that, WiFi... it's not a data plan or anything.
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One question....


When they say there is wifi at EPCOT do they mean wifi everywhere or that there are certain 'hotspots'?
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One question....


When they say there is wifi at EPCOT do they mean wifi everywhere or that there are certain 'hotspots'?
I used Wifi at Epcot just about everywhere...

In fact, I can't think of anywhere it didn't work...

I was even getting strong signals down the tunnel in Soain'
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I happened to be at Epcot the first day WiFi was enabled.

I posted a mini report.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2981274
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