Worst Hotspot Award: TDC, Denmark.

TDC has spread its hotspots all over Denmark — at all Statoil gas stations, and at all McDonald’s restaurants. This could be the perfect choice for foreign travelers who want Internet access. But, unfortunately, these hotspots are unprepared to d…

TDC has spread its hotspots all over Denmark — at all Statoil gas stations, and at all McDonald’s restaurants. This could be the perfect choice for foreign travelers who want Internet access.But, unfortunately, these hotspots are unprepared to deal with foreigners: Not only is the subscription form available in Danish only (we can cope with that). In addition to that, address information collected during registration (why?) is assumed to be in Denmark. Luxembourg is a suburb of Copenhagen, in the world according to TDC.Once we were through with this part of the registration process (we didn’t really care that TDC was confused about the address), we were directed to a web page with a user id and password supposed to finally enable us to pay, and use the Internet. For us, authentication just failed.At that point, we settled for a pre-paid GSM SIM card from CBB. These guys offer reasonably-priced GPRS once you “activate” it by a short phone call. According to their documentation, activation can take up to 24h; for us, it worked instantaneously.