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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    btr1701 (profile), 26 Oct 2011 @ 4:13pm

    Re: Sharaton Hotel

    A resort in Palm Springs only made wifi available for conference/convention attendees. You had to have a code they provide when you show up for your conference. But if you were just a hotel guest there on vacation, no wifi for you. You still got internet service, but you could only access it through a physical ethernet connection.

    Still can't figure out why they would give one kind of customer access to wifi but not another.

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