Going to be in hospital on transfer deadline day.....how can I keep in touch?

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Found 11th Aug 2009
I am thinking either my laptop with a freeview dongle or a portable dab radio, but I don't know if they will pick up a signal in hospital or even if they would be allowed, does anyone know?

Will leave rep for all decent help given, thanks!

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im sure youd be able to take your lappy in, if not u should defo be able to usea radio :thumbsup:

Banned

most hospitals have bedside personal tv's these days called patient line it can access the web and get freeview so you should be ok,

Original Poster

thanks guys. Yvonne I have seen that personal tv thing but I think they charge for it and I would be looking for channels that are good for sport updates. Will ring patientline, thanks.

yvonne1174;5992451

most hospitals have bedside personal tv's these days called patient line … most hospitals have bedside personal tv's these days called patient line it can access the web and get freeview so you should be ok,



Yes, but with considerable cost ]http//ww…htm

Best bet is to take a personal dab radio.

Try buying a newspaper

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thanks cico!

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dinglebin;5992519

Try buying a newspaper



I would but wont find out the last minute deals until the day after the next day, I normally stay up until gone midnight after the deadline.

Sloth/Mod

Tell them that you'll only stay in the Childrens Ward............patientline is free in there. Or it is at least in our region. :-D

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ha ha thanks Syzable, yeah I read kids get it free!

Patientline is a rip off and most hospitals block wi fi signals too so your dongle may not work. Some do offer internet access for a price and have local network connections so phone the ward you're staying on

Happysteveo;5992533

I would but wont find out the last minute deals until the day after the … I would but wont find out the last minute deals until the day after the next day, I normally stay up until gone midnight after the deadline.



I like my footy but just don't get how someone can get that excited about the transfer deadline that they simply cant live without it....;-)

Sloth/Mod

dinglebin;5992612

I like my footy but just don't get how someone can get that excited about … I like my footy but just don't get how someone can get that excited about the transfer deadline that they simply cant live without it....;-)



Takes all sorts............some people like that with this place. :lol:

if you have an iphone there is a new sky sports app on it!
surly that'll be good!!

hope this helps!

Don't worry about it. JFK will update this site telling you about which Prem team snapped him up at the last minute.

Syzable;5992569

Tell them that you'll only stay in the Childrens … Tell them that you'll only stay in the Childrens Ward............patientline is free in there. Or it is at least in our region. :-D



They switch it off at 9pm in our local hospitals, which is ridiculous as a parent who regularly spends night with children in hospital its boring sitting there after 9pm worrying about your child.

Forgot to say last time I was in hospital I was unable to use my phone to connect to the internet as the signals were blocked.

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choc1969;5992611

Patientline is a rip off and most hospitals block wi fi signals too so … Patientline is a rip off and most hospitals block wi fi signals too so your dongle may not work. Some do offer internet access for a price and have local network connections so phone the ward you're staying on



Thanks, yeah I have found out its £3 a day which isn't too bad but no internet with it. Might just take the radio and laptop with dongle.

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dinglebin;5992612

I like my footy but just don't get how someone can get that excited about … I like my footy but just don't get how someone can get that excited about the transfer deadline that they simply cant live without it....;-)



Its a good night's telly! And we've had a few lastminute deals recently as well.

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nikkib123;5992622

You can access the internet from your bed these days, it doesn't cost … You can access the internet from your bed these days, it doesn't cost that much!Mind you I was in a private room, don't know about the wards.



Thanks, I'm going to Weston General Hospital and they don't have the net there.

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davieg;5992696

if you have an iphone there is a new sky sports app on it! surly that'll … if you have an iphone there is a new sky sports app on it! surly that'll be good!!hope this helps!



Wish I had an iphone! :-D

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Evil_monkey;5992732

Don't worry about it. JFK will update this site telling you about which … Don't worry about it. JFK will update this site telling you about which Prem team snapped him up at the last minute.



:-D

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kidcat;5992748

They switch it off at 9pm in our local hospitals, which is ridiculous as … They switch it off at 9pm in our local hospitals, which is ridiculous as a parent who regularly spends night with children in hospital its boring sitting there after 9pm worrying about your child.Forgot to say last time I was in hospital I was unable to use my phone to connect to the internet as the signals were blocked.



Right, maybe thats just the children's ward?

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nikkib123;5992866

Awww Steve you really are a happy chap!



Ofcourse! :thumbsup:

Just take your mobile and people cat text you any really good info.

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WoolyM;5993137

Just take your mobile and people cat text you any really good info.



ha ha yeah and then someone would tell me we managed to sell Adebayor for £25 mill, oh but that really did happen!:-D

One other thing, all the best steve with whatever you are in hospital for :-)

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cicobuff;5993341

One other thing, all the best steve with whatever you are in hospital … One other thing, all the best steve with whatever you are in hospital for :-)



Thanks very much :-D , hoping I don't get an infection, got a holiday to go to a few months after!

choc1969;5992611

Patientline is a rip off and most hospitals block wi fi signals too so … Patientline is a rip off and most hospitals block wi fi signals too so your dongle may not work. Some do offer internet access for a price and have local network connections so phone the ward you're staying on



they block wifi signals? :thinking:


Steveo: Take a laptop and a dongle! Which hospital?

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Okay, thanks Bazzaric. Its Weston General Hospital.

i thought the idea of hospitals was to get treated for illness and rest. surely should enjoy the relax and go techno free if its only a quickie. I would hate to be sharing ward with that going on, and its unfair on nursing staff keeping eye on it.

was in ward last wk and sister banned all the gear because of the interference it was causing, she got a round of applause for her stand. all this gear can hide airborne bugs they are struggling with already. lets be considerate and careful out there. I hope you come out more bionic and fit than u went in.

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128plant;5995485

i thought the idea of hospitals was to get treated for illness and rest. … i thought the idea of hospitals was to get treated for illness and rest. surely should enjoy the relax and go techno free if its only a quickie. I would hate to be sharing ward with that going on, and its unfair on nursing staff keeping eye on it. was in ward last wk and sister banned all the gear because of the interference it was causing, she got a round of applause for her stand. all this gear can hide airborne bugs they are struggling with already. lets be considerate and careful out there. I hope you come out more bionic and fit than u went in.



If you knew what I am going in for you'd realise its going to be impossible for me to enjoy and relax, I just want to be able to keep in touch with the football otherwise it'll make my time in there drag even longer.

I will of couse wear headphones so no one else would be disturbed, unless they're Tottenham fans! :-D

Happysteveo;6002708

If you knew what I am going in for you'd realise its going to be … If you knew what I am going in for you'd realise its going to be impossible for me to enjoy and relax, I just want to be able to keep in touch with the football otherwise it'll make my time in there drag even longer.I will of couse wear headphones so no one else would be disturbed, unless they're Tottenham fans! :-D



west brom myself so need i say more!!! hardly gonna worry about it. hope its less than you think. try something brain challenging then. i found that good when i was in. cos banned from bringing anything in too. broken lockers. poor nhs. haha. good luck
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