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337heaven



Joined: 27 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:44 am    Post subject: Starbucks wifi stinks Reply with quote

Does anyone else have issues trying to connect to ‘Ollah’ wifi in bloody Starbucks? You have to input your name and foreigner number.. then it says my number is wrong?
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crescent



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: yes.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to input your name exactly as it is printed on your foreigner card in ALL CAPS. I have never had an issue with connecting, but you are correct in that their wifi is terrible. It's not strong enough to handle all the people using it and keeps fading out.

And BTW, the company name is 'Olleh'.
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337heaven



Joined: 27 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Crescent,
I managed to work out the name issue, I had to input my name without any spaces. I can't figure out the foreign number though, I even asked the Starbucks staff to help.. still no luck.
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crescent



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, i forgot about the no-spaces requirement.
You also have to press the "Verify" button before proceeding with logging in. Did you press "Verify"?

Also, when you get the "Access Internet" window, you get 2 choices:
1. Use your passport
2. Use your registration card.

Are you sure you are selecting the right one? And have you tried using the passport option?
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337heaven



Joined: 27 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I’m pressing the verify button, then the ‘incorrect foreign number’ message appears. I only tried the foreign card option because that’s all I had with me. I’ll try the passport option the next time I’m there.
Hey Thanks for your help Crescent.. I wish everyone on this site was as helpful and cool as you, I’d use it more often.
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SeoulNate



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Hyehwa

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a shame... all the starbucks dont have the same password on their wifi anymore?
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337heaven



Joined: 27 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm.. I don't know if they ever did, most coffee places do but Starbucks are making life difficult
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happiness



Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works fine for me and has for a while, even for downloading stuff..
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Drew345



Joined: 24 May 2005

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the starbucks wifi yesterday (Mangwon branch, line 6) and it didn't ask for ARC or passport info. It was Olleh, but they wanted my mobile phone number (LG, SK, any number was OK). I input my number and got online just fine. I hope they did charge the mobile phone number account as an extra charge. I'd hate to see an extra 10k won on my phone account for an hour of Olleh internet. I guess I'll find out at the end of Feb, unless anyone already had experience with this?
Thanks,
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CPT



Joined: 25 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little trick I figured out when the English page seemed to have nowhere to access free wifi.

This is when your browser directs you to the red Olleh page, not the Starbucks page.

Click on Korean, and there's the Starbucks free wifi button (easy enough to figure out even if you can't read Korean). Click the agreement buttons, and then you can just input nonsense for name, e-mail, and phone number, and off you go.
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