Bob Liu breaks this news about Deutsche Telekom: the company is rebranding its VoiceStream service and MobileStar assets under the T-Mobile name they are already using elsewhere. The service will be called Global Wireless by T-Mobile. This coalescing of brand represents a large commercial step forward, as DT is now tying its fortunes to successful experiences with both kinds of networks as it tries to woo customers in the next wave of data services.
The Munich airport also offers free wireless access: a reader writes in with the information that he used it without problem just a few days ago. If your German is rusty, try this highly inaccurate but amusing translation from Babelfish. (Explain why translating Zugang to access results in a typo in the translation.)
Oh, the machine translation is just too horrible. It says, in brief, Receive or transmit email, retrieve important information from the World Wide Web, or simply surf for fun. Take advantage of our high-speed wireless access. There's no password or ESSID requirement; just enter in your network name field the text "any" (or leave blank depending on software). I love the sound of German: wireless is drahtlos (literally wireless, just as in English).
They call them crisps in England: BBC News reports that a UK firm driving around London with a Pringles can antenna found two-thirds of wireless networks totally unprotected in the City (the financial district). Recommends some sensible protection.