The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.When at the FGS conference in Knoxville last week, I talked with several people about their Internet access when traveling. Many people travel with laptop or netbook computers these days, almost all of which include built-in wi-fi wireless networking. However, most of the people I talked with were paying $10 or $12 per night to their hotel for wi-fi access.
That's outrageous! Generally speaking, the cheaper hotels provide wi-fi at no charge while the more "upscale" hotels gouge their guests. Luckily, the guests do have options.
Do you remember the charges for telephone calls made from hotel phones? The prices used to be outrageous. In fact, they still are but hotel guests have discovered that cell phone calls are much, much cheaper than the rates charged by hotels. Nowadays, most everyone provides their own solution by bringing a cell phone with them.
The same is true for wi-fi connectivity. You can easily avoid the hotels' usury charges by bringing your own device.
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