Nokia switch on free WiFi in London
As of today, there'll be free wi-fi in central London courtesy of Nokia. This will run until the end of the year, enabling the general public to use the high-speed service in certain parts of the city.
If deemed a success, Nokia plans to turn it into a fully fledged free service in 2012. Start illegally downloading things on their networks now kids!
Nokia has set up 26 hotspots around the West End. Victoria, Marylebone and Westminster will also get access points.
And no, you won't need to register or sign in to use the WiFi, so it is already vastly superior to the teeth grindingly irritating BT Openzone.
These hotspots are built around links that run at 20 megabits per second but download speeds will be limited to a maximum of 1 megabit per user.
"The trial is going to help us understand what people are using it for so we can improve it in the future," said Craig Hepburn, Nokia's director of digital and social media.
On top of this, there's still talk ongoing which aims to put WiFi in London tube stations, so you can tweet about your miserable commute and the like.
The rest of the country, of course, can go whistle.