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Message posted by oxter24/5/2015 at 5:39pm
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Elaine n Trev. No it's not just you. We research before we go or move site. I refuse to be ripped off too and net is important to us.

Occasionally we stay on a site with big fees but just pick up a free connection elsewhere and move on.

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Message posted by Kelper24/5/2015 at 5:46pm
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We avoid sites that charge for WIFI.

Essential to have connection for work ... and several times a day ...
Yes, we've paid from time to time ... but if there is an alternative site in the area with free wifi ... we'd tend to go there.

You can use the new BTSmartTalk connection via your mobile to get 'home rates' ... calls and wifi ... but need a BTMobile account ... I've just got one, which I'll be trying out this summer.

Message posted by Elaine-n-Trev24/5/2015 at 5:48pm
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Thank goodness that it's not just us!

I don't know if anybody could clarify this or not, but it seems that big commercial sites are inclined to charge more than small or municipal sites (that's in France anyway) - apart from the issue of campsites that have contracts with websites that charge with tokens or similar.





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Message posted by oxter24/5/2015 at 6:22pm
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Most of the ACSI sites (large and small) we have stayed on in France either don't charge at all, or charge moderately.

We like to access for family contact, FaceTime , news, finding places around our chosen site and of course UKCS.

Writing this from the B & B hotel chain in Rouen, en route to Loire to collect our caravan. Free wifi here and at our storage site of course. 😀😃

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Message posted by Soup Dragon24/5/2015 at 7:27pm
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Yes, we found some sites charge a silly ammount. If we have a strong signal use the data from one of our mobiles, use that as a wifi hot spot.

It will be an option in your phone settings, look for an option like Internet Sharing, Data Sharing / tethering. Switch it on, it will then give you a password or allow you to set one up.

On the devices you want to coonect browse for available networks in the usual way and put in the password the phone gave you.

Check your mobile operators website before you go to make sure you get the best rate for you.

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Message posted by Elaine-n-Trev25/5/2015 at 7:55am
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We stay mainly on ACSI sites while travelling through France and Spain.

In Portugal we stay at the Olhao campsite which is owned by the bank workers' union and is far cheaper than ACSI (9 euros a night)- they have free WIFI.

We've found that ACSI doesn't seem to matter in terms of WIFI. In Tours,Ste Foy La Grande,Caceres,Castrojerez (Spain), WIFI is free, in Gien, Guines, Burgos (Spain) they charge.

As I wrote - it would be great if campsites could inform people of the WIFI fees on their website so that campers can make an informed decision.

We never use our phones for internet in Europe - it's far too expensive and it's limited anyway.

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i dont think there is any sites with free internet, when advertised as free its built into your site fees.
sites that charge by the hour will eventualy get the message that its less profitable to charge that way.
by reducing the costs by adding it to the site fee means all customers will pay using it of not.
to me charging by the hour does not add up

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Message posted by DiPhil25/5/2015 at 10:48am
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Quote: Originally posted by Elaine-n-Trev on 25/5/2015
We stay mainly on ACSI sites while travelling through France and Spain.

In Portugal we stay at the Olhao campsite which is owned by the bank workers' union and is far cheaper than ACSI (9 euros a night)- they have free WIFI.

We've found that ACSI doesn't seem to matter in terms of WIFI. In Tours,Ste Foy La Grande,Caceres,Castrojerez (Spain), WIFI is free, in Gien, Guines, Burgos (Spain) they charge.

As I wrote - it would be great if campsites could inform people of the WIFI fees on their website so that campers can make an informed decision.

We never use our phones for internet in Europe - it's far too expensive and it's limited anyway.



WiFi has never been free at Guines if you mean Le Bien Assise we paid last year and years before.

Message posted by jsparkes20114827/5/2015 at 7:47pm
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Wifi is essential for us too, we Face time elderley parents every day and FT daughter in Thailand.
Recently returned from a break in France/Spain.
Wifi costs
Camping St Claire. 5 for two daysk
Camping Sologne ,Salbris 12 7nights
Les Vagues Valras Plage 15 5nights
Palamos. 4 for every 240 mins(not all at once)
Trebes 8 per day(Site was only 12) was told it would be free next year.
Argenton sur Creuse. free .. And excellent
Chartres Free and excellent.
Val d Authie 2 per day , La Chaumiere Buyscheure .. Free

La Chaumiere free

Message posted by Elaine-n-Trev27/5/2015 at 8:02pm
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DiPhil wrote: "WiFi has never been free at Guines if you mean Le Bien Assise we paid last year and years before".

I wrote: in Gien, Guines, Burgos (Spain) they charge. Sorry I should have put a full stop after WIFI is free - referring to the previous sites.   

So yes - I know that they charge in Guines (Le Bien Assise) - 3 Euros for an hour (irrespective of time used i.e. if you only use 15 minutes - they still charge one hour - for one computer. Their excuse was that it costs them money so they have to pass it on to the campers. Personally I just think it's a rip off. I could understand a couple of euros for a day.

Anyway, we won't be back. The campsite 3 Pommes is a lot cheaper and WIFI is free - even if it means sitting near the restaurant. There's a site near Boulogne sur Mer which has free WIFI too.

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