African Studies Association, ASA. San Francisco 2006 Conference. November 16-19. Local Arrangements Committee

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Union Square Park

The park across from the Westin St. Francis has free wifi. Designate unionsquarenetwork in the network configuration settings.

San Francisco Center Mall

865 Market Street at 5th St. The new (open Sept. 28, 2006) San Francisco Center shopping mall has free wifi access. See instructions.

Pay WiFi

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Wireless access in the hotel lobby costs
$7.95 for 30 minutes or
$9.95 for 24 hours
[Hook-up access in hotel rooms for $14.95 per day]


Borders Bookstore, 400 Post Street

Location: across the street from the Westin St. Francis.
Cost: Through T-Mobile.
Pay as you Go - $6.00 per login for the first 60 minutes, whether or not the minutes are fully used; $0.10 per minute thereafter.
Day Pass - $9.99 Includes 24 continuous hours of unlimited data usage from first log-in.
One year unlimited in U.S.- $29.99 per month with a 12-month commitment.
Month to Month - $39.99 per month ongoing until you call to cancel.



Wi-Fi through T-Mobile; same rates as T-Mobile at Borders.
Starbucks. 201 Powell Street (at O'Farrell), San Francisco. 1 block
Starbucks. 390 Stockton @ Sutter, San Francisco. 2 blocks


Wi-Fi Free Hotspot Directory

Jiwire - find free and pay hotspots by address

See the Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ Directory - California list. It says the Westin St. Francis lobby wireless is free but it's not.

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