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Public online computer resources along Eastern Sierra?

Postby SSSdave » Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:29 pm

I'm wondering if some of you know what computer resources are available to the public along the Eastern Sierra that someone without a portable laptop might be able to use and go online with? The only ones I'm aware of are at the Mono Lake Committee center in Lee Vining. They have two machines and charge a modest $2 for 15 minutes. I've used them twice this year, once to find out if a large plume of smoke in the skies was likely to leave and another time to see if what was quite windy conditions were likely to calm up within a couple days. I'd expect at least both Mammoth and Bishop might have such services especially maybe at their libraries. ...David

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Postby SierraVisions » Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:49 pm

There are a few locations in Bishop. Bishop Art Supply, Schat Computer, the county library and I think the Looney Bean. There may be a few more that I'm not aware of.

In Mammoth I know the the library and Sierra's Best Coffee. I'm sure there are more up there.
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Postby BSquared » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:44 pm

Phew. Someone who really knows should chime in here, but I seem to recall that there was a coffee-house in Lone Pine that advertised WiFi on the premesis. It was on the west side of the street, sort of near the drugstore, if that helps ;)
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Postby Randonnee » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:49 am

Mammoth Mountaineering had a computer available for those passing through to check and send email. They may have a WiFi network available for those who travel with laptops.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:16 am

I missed this thread earlier . . .


BASE CAMP CAFÉ 760-934-3900
Located on Main Street between P3 Ski & Snowboard Shop and Outdoor Image.
Open: Call for days and hours.
Cost: FREE Wi-Fi - no purchase necessary.

Located on Crowley Lake Drive next to Crowley Lake Park.
Open: Tues.-Thurs. 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free DSL.

Located in the Sierra Center Mall on Old Mammoth Road.
Open: Mon. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free wireless Internet with in-store purchase.

LOONEY BEAN, THE 760-934-1345
Located in the Gateway Center Mall between RiteAid and Sierra Sundance.
Open: Sun. - Thurs. 5:45 a.m. to 7:00 pm., Fri. - Sat 5:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: DSL - $2 for 15 minutes or $7 per hour.
Free if you take your own laptop - this is where I go

Located on Forest Trail Road next to the Community Center.
Open: Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed Sunday.
Cost: DSL - Free with one-hour limit per day. Wireless also available.

Located on Main Street near Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Open: Sun.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Fri. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE Wi-Fi - no purchase necessary.

OLD NEW YORK DELI & BAGEL CO. 760-934-3354
Located in The Village at Mammoth on Minaret Road.
Open: Sun. - Thurs. 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Fri. - Sat. 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: Wi-Fi with your own laptop - Free with an in-store purchase.

(this is a partial list . . . I kept only the ones I would use)
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Postby Ranboze » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:52 am

FREE WiFi access is available at:

GIGGLE SPRINGS gas station in Bishop.
On Main St, just north of the AM/PM gas station
Walking outside is where I find what's inside.
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