SPOTLIGHT: WiFi fleecing in London?

Just read what Barry Collins of the London Times has to say about hotspot service: "These days, you don't need to have your credit-card details stolen to be completely ripped off online. The sky-high prices at most of Britain's wireless Internet (WiFi) hotspots is nothing short of scandalous. Frankly, it's a stick-up... Stroll into a Starbucks café with your laptop and click on your Internet browser. Up pops a screen brazenly demanding the princely sum of £5 for a mere hour's net access on its hotspot, operated by T-Mobile, as you sup on the company's already pricey froth, or £13 for a day pass. As if." Article