Man what a racket, $300.00 a month for internet access, or at least that’s what you’d pay if you stayed at some of the nicer hotels around, and relied on their Internet access.
Even though I don’t travel all that much anymore, I make a couple of trips a month and stay in hotels of various star count, and it seems that the higher the star count, or the better the neighborhood, the more you pay for various amenities, like Internet access.
I have stayed at several hotels in the Philadelphia area over the past couple of months, and I never really noticed the charges that hotels put on their Internet service. I usually just fire up the v740 broadband modem, and bypass all the silly sign on crap that hotels require even when the access is free.
This last trip I was messing around with the iPod Touch and wanted to go WiFi when I got to the login screen for the wireless, and noticed that the access charge was $9.95 per day, and I really have never done the math before, but that comes to $300 per month, and I was kind of shocked. T1’s don’t even cost that much anymore. I guess the real pisser is that when you stay at the hotel down by the stadium, that same Internet access is free.
Whats my point, none really, but I guess $300 a month for Internet is nothing, when you’re looking at paying over $1000 per month to park