What's The Most Expensive WiFi You've Seen?

from the ah,-tethering dept

I do a fair bit of traveling and, while I try to avoid it, there are times when I really have no choice but to pay up for WiFi (and why is it always the expensive hotels that charge more for it, while the cheap hotels offer free WiFi?). At times, the prices seem really crazy, but Parker sends over a screenshot of the cost of WiFi that he discovered at Toronto's International Centre, which seemed a bit extreme: $6.95 for just 30 minutes. Or $99 for a full day. You could get the two day package for a bargain at $159. I'm not sure I want to know what the difference between "Ultra-Lite Wireless" (the prices you see here) and "Extreme Wireless" might be, but it seems doubly ridiculous to think that $99 per day only gets you "ultra-lite" wireless.
Anyway, I don't think I've seen prices like that before, but I'm curious if anyone has any stories that can top that?

Filed Under: overvaluing, wifi


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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Oct 2011 @ 4:48am

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    that really doesn't make sense. it sounds like a lot of money, but all of that would be recouped fairly quickly without such exorbitant fees. i think the most likely explanation is that it goes with demand. it's possible that they don't pay for *that* much bandwidth, so they charge enough that only those that really want to use it, will use it. it keeps demand down. either that, or they just know they can get away with it.

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