'Tell my WiFi love her' - the best scarfie hotspot names

Interesting Wi-Fi hotspots pop-up around Dunedin's student quarter.
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Interesting Wi-Fi hotspots pop-up around Dunedin's student quarter.

Dunedin's student quarter is a hotspot for Wi-Fi usernames.

A walk armed with a phone searching for Wi-Fi hotspots reveals a mixture of the mundane, the funny and the unprintable.

Many have popular culture references, including the Game of Thrones inspired 'Winternet is coming', and Pulp Fiction's 'Royale with Cheese'.

Dunedin's notorious Hyde St is also a hotspot for original WiFi names.
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Dunedin's notorious Hyde St is also a hotspot for original WiFi names.

While music influences include the 'PrettyFlyforawifi' and 'Drop_It_Like_Its-Hotspot'.

And for every obligatory 'FBI Security Van #4', 'GCSB Listening Post' and 'POLICE SURVEILLANCE', and 'Bat Signal', something witty will pop up on your phone.

Those include 'Tell my WiFi I love her', 'Howdy Neighbour', 'Treehuggers are O.K', and 'Not the pizza guy'.

There are also those which nod to the name or address of each flat; 'TheWhoringDen', 'Shag Shack', 'Dollshouse', BaesonBrook', 'OnefittyForth', 'Maorisonleith', '2B or not 2B guest, and 'Better than Flat C and D'.

Perhaps the most famous scarfie chant is also listed, '****Arana', in reference to a nearby hall of residence.

And then there are these: 'IGotRatsInTheAttic', 'Pie window', 'Zombie-Defence-DN' and 'Three Mandarins'.

Spare a thought for the Wi-Fi known as 'Isaac', 'Ciaran's WiFi', 'Toms Internet', and 'McDonalds Free Wi-Fi'.

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Stu Fleming, of Dunedin-based internet service provider Wicked Networks, said many supplied modems had their signals hard wired, and "That has taken some of the fun away".

 - Stuff

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