Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by Pagey, Jan 11, 2019.
Try other phone networks then.......
Because it's not 1976?
Turn it on at half time and block throughout the match.
I have voted yes BUT would not use it...I do not take the phone out of the pocket, my arms are in the air, my mouth is moving and noise is coming out of my gob......thats about as much multi - tasking that I can do
i'm 70 and want it.
my wife's health is not so good and it's important she's able to get in touch with me.
For me it comes down to whether it is cost effective for the club to provide it. If they do then let fans use it if they want to. If you don't want to use it, then don't use.
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WiFi at Molineux
Forget just WiFi. I want a whole integrated smart molineux system. We could have a smart speaker systemy thing that only responds to thousands of wolves fans singing.
Imagine it. "ALEXA, WHAT'S THE SCORE? ALEXA ALEXA WHAT'S THE SCORE?"
It's a football stadium. Covered by all 4 of the major phone networks on 2G, 3G and 4G.....soon to be 5G.
How many grounds have you been to that provide free wifi?
Do you understand the cost involved in providing a wifi service that can handle the bandwidth requirements of 30,000 people?
I am over 40 and would like wifi. The only reason I want it is I am in my seat and hour before kick off and like to check twitter for teams news views etc, also like to check other scores at half time along with what other people are making of the first half, and after the game to check scores again etc as I always wait for everyone else to leave before I do. The wifi will help as the 4G is awful due to the amount of people using it and I can never get on anything.
I am all for having it blocked while the game is on as never touch my phone during the actual game and will prevent any potential impact on atmosphere etc.
Yes the scores are displayed briefly at half time... no you can see them from NB upper and no you cant hear speakers of them because its all muffled
The tvs dont display, write ups or highlights or stats of other games... is it bad i would like to entertain myself at halftime doing this?
Just about the vloggers... you do know its recorded, edited at home and then uploaded... they dont broadcast live wifi is not needed for them to do what they do.
Some stream live on FB but that's illegal.
Why not? It's 2019, if you want an all purpose stadium that is a capable of hosting events in general then I'd say Wi-Fi would be a pretty easy and basic requirement.
I've been to cities in asia that offer free wifi for entire streets or districts with thousands of people.
Plenty of clubs across Europe offer free Wifi, and do we want to be a pioneering club or not?
Eventually the whole matchday experience will be interactive, it's likely you will be able to order and pay for your pie on your phone and then collect it. Introducing wifi / matchday apps etc will give our owners valuable AI to create a more efficient matchday experience. An interactive halftime experience would be a start and get rid of shouty people!
I wouldnt be oppossed to just having this in the billy wright to be honest, for people who go for a different experience than in the southbank because lets face it there is a clear difference in expectation from someone who stands in the Southbank and those in the Billy Wright.
You can't get signal in about 70% of the stadium regardless of provider. I've been with plusnet, o2, 3 and vodaphone. All useless due to the stadium infrastructure.
How do I get it on my phone??
Is this man a ****ing cretin. I think people need to think before they open there mouth
It may be covered by them but not when 30000 people are overloading the surrounding transmitters... not to mention the public just outside the stadium to. The coverage may as well not be there at halftime.
This for me too. Although I'm 33 not 70. My missus is sometimes not in the best of shape so I like to stay in touch if I go somewhere without her if she has a bad turn.
So we don't need wifi because EE works fine for you? It doesn't work fine for me. I only look at my phone pre-match and at half time but most of the time it's impossible.
What is the reception strength like for just calls and texts?
Wolves being a pioneering club will have very little to do with us having free wifi or not.
Which stadium in the UK has free wifi?
Not even Wembley has free wifi - but it is excellently covered by EE and Vodafone.
Awful at half time
dortmund get 80,000 every home game, they can cope with cost and bandwidth requirements.
BVB is starting a WiFi-enabled stadium and new match day applications
Under 40 and don't want wifi, signal is poor at the game on phones due to the amount of people in the area at the same time, but i don't bother looking at my phone, don't see the point when you are at the game, plus they read out the half time scores anyway.
If Wifi was put in it would still have the same issue as using 4G, would be really slow due to the bandwidth being maxed out by the amount of people using it.
Also if they did do this, it would probably be an unsecured network as there would be no point in a password because everyone would know it anyway, (like costa, mcdonalds or Hotels) where you don't need a wifi password, you just have to put an email address. But with it being unsecured, anybody can get anyone's details i.e. passwords for apps and emails, as there are a few apps/software about where if you join an unsecured network you can obtain all information that others have entered whilst on the same wifi network.
Wembley has free wifi hot spots and that is the only part of Wembley where I can receive/ send texts , my findings are that general reception is rubbish if you are not with EE
Excellent on all the networks.
2G is rarely used these days.
Keep up with latest tech, especially on EE and Vodafone who both have CAT16 4G in WV1 which covers Molineux - only the latest handsets will connect to this.
Force your phone onto 2G or 3G - this helps a lot.
Or....just talk to people?
Did I say it wasn't possible?
Used to have decent signal and reception all matchday at my seat - particularly important when family member was seriously ill and I needed to be contacted
Now that is impossible after about 15 mins before kick off - no calls or messages get through to me
5G will release a lot of the pressure on the networks around Molineux - as did 4G on 3G.
Go ahead, jump on your insecure public wifi.......it'll only speed up the mobile networks.
It means my betting slip will load up quicker.
I don't think we should be concerned about the age of people. If the club decide to integrate WiFi within any stadium rebuild it won't just be the fans of today they will need to consider. They have have to look at what facilities fans might expect from the club in 10, 15 years, or more. I'm convinced augmented reality will play a role in sports arenas in future. Maybe a better WiFi service is needed for this. I'm not much of a tech person so maybe 5G or whatever will come next will cover it. Also, mobile phones will probably be used to pay for goods in the ground, or even be used instead of smart-card as a season ticket.
Other people don't seem to think it's excellent on all networks. My 4G pretty well doesn't work at all.
because they will sell advertising space and make money, it is only a matter of time.
It's not solely about wifi, it's about creating an interactive match day experience. That won't be possible without wifi as a large percentage can't get coverage in the stadium.
It may be because I work in marketing and communications but it seems obvious to me that providing a wifi service to fans and a match day app would opens up many revenue options as well as providing data to our owners about matchday habits which will allow the to improve the match day experience
If you want to know what stadiums already offer it, and which teams are looking to role it out then google is your friend. Look at the sponsorhsip deals in the NFL. Rather than being an expense we would receive a sponsorship fee from the internet provider.
Anyway I'm waffling on, back to work for me
O2 doesn't work at all, on 2g/3g/4g
Well turn 4G off then
All phones will sit on 4G. There are 2 other networks available, generally untouched. 2G and 3G.
Would you pay an extra 20 quid on your season ticket to get WiFi access for the season?
O2 doesn't work in Birmingham City Centre bang on 5pm so that doesn't shock me at all.
The advertising/promotions the club could run would more than pay for the service, there would be no cost to the club/fans.
You wouldn't need to. An internet/wifi provider would be a revenue stream via sponsorship
Did I list people with dependents at home as cretins in my original post? Er no. I said it'd only encourage the cretins with phones stuck to their hands.
Likewise, people had dependents in the 90's which is why used to get announcements "would X sitting in row Y seat Z contact the nearest steward"
Particularly these days if said fan is parked in the concentric circle nearest the ground they'd need support from stewards getting away. Turning up with a WhatsApp message and a "please guv" ain't gonna get you very far.
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