🧙 Lucian Marin Why can't banks bring free Wi-Fi to each ATM?
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Adam Douglas I think Barclays is trying to do this in my home city of Leeds (which would imply that it is occurring in London and Manchester too, since nothing comes to Leeds /first/). Every Barclays ATM I visit has free Barclays wi-fi. But I find no use for wi-fi as I rather just use 3G/4G mobile internet and tether my laptop when necessary. It's actually faster to set up tethering than the authentication/login process most public wi-fi requires, and 3G/4G is snappy enough considering I just consume and send text (rather than images, video, etc).
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🧙 Lucian Marin Hopefully the rest of the banks will pursue the idea. It seems that I'm the only one not having a data connection on his smartphone.
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Mark Dain Given most still run on XP, it's probably a good idea to not open possible security holes
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🧙 Lucian Marin It's hardware based and a completely isolated solution. It doesn't have anything to do with bank software or network. There are millions of ATMs in the cities and they can make our lives better. They can even limit access to their customers only, since they're already paying for banking services. Since most ATMs are positioned outside buildings, they can provide good wireless signal with zero interferences.
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