Hello. Do you use the internet cafes often ?

@greenline (14864)
Canada
November 22, 2009 5:48pm CST
Hello. When back at home, I would use my own computers, with internet connection, for all my communication needs. But, when travelling, I often have to go to the internet cafes. Most the places, the services are very good, and fees are not that expensive either. The only problem is that the cafes get very crowded some times, and I have to wait a long time to have the turn. How about you ? Do you use the internet cafes often ? Are you happy with them ?
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 11
I've never entered into an internet cafe before. Most of the time I use my internet from home. We can get free wifi from cafes or fast food chains such as McDonald, Old Town Cafe, Starbucks etc. Then people would take advantage of it and will be sitting there for hours with just a cup of coffee.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
That would be very nice, surfing the internet while enjoying a nice cup of coffee or a snack lunch. I didn't know Starbucks have the wifi facility. Of course, I do not get to the coffee shops to often. I will try it next time. Thank you for the information.
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 11
Yeah, we have that a lot here. That is one way of attracting customers to your cafe.
23 Nov 09
Only ever used one once and that was in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg in Russia. The only one in St Petersburg at the time.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
Hello. St. Petersburg in Russia. I know that is a beautiful city. But, I have never been there. I wish I will have the chance to visit.
7 Dec 11
Hi It is a nice place except for the traffic. Traffic jams all day. It was lovely though. I have since used another internet cafe in Mexico. That was great too sailing and swimming in the Pacific Ocean.
• United States
23 Nov 09
I've never been to one. I have a pc at home & connection. I'd imagine traveling it could come in handy. I've only seen one net cafe (and it's not in business anymore that I can recall) but McDonalds has it so you can use it there for a fee. Or go to a public library to use the net.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
5 Dec 11
Internet facility at a Public Library would be very good. I suppose that would be free of charge too, right ? McDonalds would charge some fee. Is the rate farely reasonable ?
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• United States
6 Dec 11
Our local public library does have free WiFi and they also have computers you can use if you do not have one free of charge. McDonalds here, it varies... some charge you to connect other's don't. I know some coffee chains have free WiFi as well
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
7 Dec 11
I seldom go to internet cafes. Because i have internet connections in office and home. And when i go travel, i don't have too much to search on internet, therefore i only went to internet cafes for 2-3 times. Personally, i don't like the atmosphere of internet cafes, it is, as you said, crowed, and most of the people are young men, i have heard lots of fights happen in those places.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
Hello April. I know what you mean. With many young people crowding in the internet cafes, there can be arguements some times. That can be fights too. It also depends on the location of the cafe. The owners of the cafes would sense that too.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
24 Mar 11
Hi, when i am at working, i use computer of the company. After i go back home, i use my own pc. But actually, because i am a mother, so i seldom surf on the net after working. Well, when it comes to travel, if i need to use computer, i will go to a internet cafe. But you know, because most hotels now provide access to the internet, so frankly speaking, i have only gone to internet cafe twice. Well, most people in the internet cafe is teens. So i seems i am a little old in there.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
Yes, you are right. Most of the people enjoying at the internet cafes are young people playing online games and chatting with online friends. That seems to be the main business at some internet cafes these days. Well, the cafes are doing good business.
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
23 Mar 11
i never came to them so often in the past so it wasn't for a real attitude...it is true that in last periods almost all internet cafes disappeared soon in the place where i live..
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
Oh really ? Why was that ? Why did they disappear ? Was it because they do not get enough customers there ? Probably the location is not very convenient fo customers to get to. Yes, location is very important.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
17 Mar 11
Hi. greenline. No. I don't use the Internet cafe as much. I have went to McDonald's to access the Internet. I have also went to Barnes and Nobles. I have never accessed the Internet here though.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
McDonald's provide internet services too ? Oh, I didn't know that. That would be very good for the people who come for lunch or just for a cup of coffee. They have many customers every day, must be good business.
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
29 Nov 09
Hi greenline, no I do not use the internet cafes, since I got internet at home. At the internet cafe, I would spend more money if I go everyday.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
Hello. I do not go to internet cafes when I am at my hometown. I have the internet connection at home. But, when I travel, at some places there are no internet connections. So, there , internet cafes are very helpful.
@giegrace (214)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
I use internet cafes everyday, hehe. You see, I used to have my own internet conncetion at home. But my parents had it cut off, since they think that my brothers are too addicted to the internet that they don't do good in their studies. I can't live a day without being online. That is, if there's an internet connection/cafe in the vicinity, I'd really have to be online.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
I understand your parents' decision. Good that there are internet cafes in the area where you live. You can atleast make sure that you do not miss the communications you have to do.
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Yes I do. I have a computer but me and my brother wanted to test our gaming skills to each other. So what we do is go out and look for an internet cafe nearby. As you said sometimes internet cafes/shop are very crowded and we have to wait long hours for our turns. But we can wait and when it's our time to play, it's game time! shadow41
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
Oh yeah, internet cafes are most popular for people who like online games. I am not good at games myself, but it is very exciting to see people playing the games and enjoying, day and night. I suppose some people make a lot of money too.
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
23 Nov 09
I have internet connection and use it in my home PC. However, prior to this internet connection, I had to go to a local internet cafe to surf on the net. I used to go there so often that soon the owner of the shop became a very good friend of mine. We still communicate when we can afford time.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
Sounds very good. Yes, the owners of internet cafes are very friendly and the services are very good, very efficient. Of course, they know their business and work very hard to be successful too.
• China
23 Nov 09
hi,greenline! before getting my own laptop,I went to internet cafe a lot. there was usually a crowd of boys smoking,I didn't like the air there,but I had no choice.because it was the case of every internet cafe. anyway,I liked getting online so I just standed it. now I eventually can surf at home,and i enjoy it very well.because I needn't go to internet cafe anymore. have a nice day!
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Dec 11
Hello Cathy. How are you ? Very good that you have a computer at homw now. So, you can get on the internet any time you like, and can relax surfing. I go to internet cafes only while traveling, in places where there is no internet connection in the hotel. Have a nice day !
• China
23 Nov 09
I like to surf the internet at home now,but I perferred to surf the internet cafes because I liked to play games,I liked to play the games in the internet cafes because the atmosphere is very good there.but Now,I have graduated from university,and I don;t play games anymore,but if I have to go on business,I will avail of the internet cafes if the internet connectinon in the hotel isn't available.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
Yes, that's right. I travel overseas on my business trips. Some times, I have to stay at places which do not have the internet connection. So, there, I have to find internet cafes to keep updated. The services are generally very good.
• China
23 Nov 09
Which country do you come from? I'm from China, and here there's no internet cafe as far as I know. But there're many Internet Bar here. But the environment of Internet Bar is not good. It's noiseness, it's not very clean, it's not very neat, and it's not very expensive either. I barely go there. My laptop is always fellow with me, and I'd like to go to Mcdonalds or KFC or any other places where provide wifi access to browse internet. Have a nice day :)
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
That is excellent. Yes, there can be a number of places which offer the wifi service. I carry along my laptop whenever I travel. Places with wifi service are of course the choices to sit down and work on my laptop.
@rhayde29 (126)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
yup coz i dont a computer in my house ^ ahehehhe just rented in a cafe' shop :(
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
Oh I see. So, the internet cafe shops are the places to get things done. Yes, those shops are very well facilitated, and provide very efficient service. The fees they charge are quite reasonable too.
• India
23 Nov 09
I have used internet when i go out of town. When we are going to cafe the right time is the morning hours and mid-day times. That time you will find free to use cafes.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
Yes, you are right. That would be a good time to go to the internet cafes, less crowded. Of course, it does depend on the location of the cafe too. Those which have the gaming programs get more crowded.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
I used to go to internet cafes before. But now, I rarely do. I have an internet connection at home and in the office. So there is no need for me to use other connection. When I am out on travel, I use my usb internet using smart bro network. So I can connect to the internet where ever I go out on a travel.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
Oh, that is excellent. I rarely go to internet cafes too, only when visiting some places where there is not internet connection at the places I stay. In big hotels in the cities, there is internet connnection.
• India
23 Nov 09
I used to visit the internet cafes when I did not have a net connection at home. But gradually it was becoming very frustrating coz not only could I not visit the cafes at all times (say, midnight LOL), they were so crowded most of the times that there was no privacy working there. And of course people would just breathe down your neck to make you as uncomfortable as possible so that you just get up and go…I’ve taken a net connection at home since then and it’s a big relief.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
Yes, the internet cafes can be veru crowded at times, and very noisy too, participants having a nice time with the programs they like. It is nice to see everybody enjoying, some times.
@madie8008 (209)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 09
Long time ago, I used to go to internet cafe almost every week. Although the fee was cheap, the service are very good and comfortable. In the weekend the place will be crowded with teenagers and I don't have a chance to use the internet. However, today I don't have to do it again because I pay for my own internet connection. Now, I can do whatever I want, whenever I want.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
That's very good. I have to go to the internet cafes when travelling. Some places I go to do not have internet connections at the place I stay. Oh, the internet cafes would be so crowded.
@youless (93494)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Nov 09
I seldom need to go to the internet cafes. Because I have internet connection in the office and home. So it is not necessary for me to go to the internet cafe. Especially the computers in the internet cafe may not be better than my own computers. I love China
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
6 Dec 11
Yes, of course, when you have the internet connection there is no need to go to the internet cafes. More convenient to work from one's office and home. More relaxing, I would say.