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Restaurants and wifi for QR codes?

I’m overthinking an upcoming trip to Scotland and London. I’ll have to use ATT plan for data that charges per day, so I’ll have airplane mode on and use wifi. But so many restaurants use QR codes so, so do they usually also have free wifi? I’ve never thought about this here because eating out at home doesn’t cost me money to place an order.

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15551 posts

You won't find that many places using wifi codes in Europe. And they will also have menus if you need them.

Posted by
9769 posts

Last night, the restaurant where I ate did have only QR codes for the menus - but they did also have wifi available.

I know that’s not very helpful as a sample of one !!

Posted by
2267 posts

QR Codes for menus have been fairly common in Spain. WiFi... 50/50. Successfully and efficiently getting the WiFi password... 50/50.

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5933 posts

In Sicily, quite a few places had QR codes to access menus. At all of them we were able to access WiFi though for a few of them it was the city's tourists' WiFi. One place in Palermo did not have a paper menu and the party of 4 had to go out to the entrance to read posted menu. Personally, if a place couldn't give me a paper menu or give me access WiFi I'd eat somewhere else. I wouldn't make a scene, I'd just explain and leave.

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5358 posts

You won't find that many places using wifi codes in Europe. And they will also have menus if you need them.

QR code menus are becoming increasingly common.

Posted by
4233 posts

I wonder if we need a new phrase in the RS Guidebooks? "I need a paper menu."

Posted by
14159 posts

Hahaha...Allan...very good.

I'll add to Kim's experience that I had a few restaurants in France with only QR codes plus 1 in Belgium. I actually didn't think about asking for wifi, I just clicked on to my Verizon $10/day plan because I didn't think fast enough.

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368 posts

I have ATT also, they have a plan that includes WIFI called Passport, call and check it out. It was not listed on their website however that is what I always use. Less than a year ago I needed to call ATT to get that plan about 50 bucks for one month. Comes with free texting (which I think they all do). That way you wont need to leave your phone on airplane mode and you can use the QR codes to look at the menu in English. I'm not a computer person but I think is was 2 gigs for the 50 bucks and you receive notifications if your getting close to the max and need to increase. J

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413 posts

ATT doesn't have the passport monthly deal anymore. It's now a $10 per day up to $100 max, but they sell it as though it's saving money. i suppose with everything we have to pay for, it's not a huge amount. Just annoying and I'd like to avoid the charge if possible. I doubt it's going away though, so Allen may be on to something!