Hotel Wi-Fi Still Expensive - SHOCK?
By: MarkJ - 12 February, 2007 (1:40 PM)

Research from LateRooms.com has followed similar reports last year from The Good Hotel Guide by highlighting the heavy cost of Hotel based Wi-Fi Internet access:

The high prices charged by some hotels for Wi-Fi access means that customers often shun the facilities, choosing instead to take their business to nearby outlets that offer the same service for less, or even for free.

The average charge for Wi-Fi access in a hotel was £10 per day, according to the research. Travellers would often get stung for twice as much if they used the Wi-Fi facilities in the morning and again in the evening, as the cut-off point for charges would be in the middle of the day.

Unfortunately complaining about the cost of something in a hotel is a little bit like moaning at the mini-bar prices, wasted effort. Perhaps one day mini-barís may turn affordable, but until then (weíll all be dead before that happens) itís cheaper to hunt around locally for somewhere with an affordable Hotspot. More @ Web-User.


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