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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    Joshy, 26 Oct 2011 @ 12:13pm

    LOL one hundred a day is cheap. Try getting internet for less than a thousand a day per user on any trade show floor. I've paid and using the Internet successfully is even a further challenge.

    A quick googling showed these two articles: Burstein cites the example of the San Diego Convention Center, which charges $1,195 for Internet access with one IP address and $150 per each extra IP address. http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2011/04/11/weekly10-Trade-Show-Internet-sees-growth-in-low-cost- show-floor-Internet-access.html


    If you are attending a typical trade show and want Internet access during your three day stay, you need to fork over $1,200. And if you decide to buy that connection at the last minute, your fee would be a whopping $1,800. A super-fast connection could set you back over $10,000.

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