Colleague Larry Dignan has just attended a conference at the New York Hilton.
While he is convinced that the hotel's Wi-Fi system offered the best access, Larry is kind of miffed at the prices:
- Hourly plan: $4.95
- Daily standard: $14.95
- Daily VPN: $16.95
- Weekly standard: $74.95
- Weekly VPN: $84.75
As someone who not only writes about Wi-Fi but who has been a Contributing Editor for a large hotel industry trade publication for the last 20 years, I understand this issue.
$14,95 a day for standard Wi-Fi?
WTF? (I mean, of course, Why The Fee)
Considering the room rates this hotel charges, (generally $299 a night minimum) they ought to make all WiFi complementary, or maybe just charge for VPN.