Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Some internet travelling experiences

I know this blog has been silent for too long, I have been travelling, in fact I still am, this comes from New Zealand, where the connection is excellent. I thought I would share some internet travelling experiences:
The Motel in Brisbane that advertises Free internet.
On arrival the person in reception asks for your laptop and then types in the password, taking care to prevent the password being saved. When you close your laptop lid and it shuts down or hibernates the password is required again when you restart.
Reception closes at 8pm (I immediately cancelled my reservation and moved out when I found this, fortunately before 8pm)
The Hotel in Sydney that charges $30 (AU) per day
The hotel that has a third party that provides WIFI. The signal is strong, but the performance is unusable, the third party, (, said that there was no problem with their systems. Ha !
And finally using the internet with a mobile phone connected to a laptop via Bluetooth. I can tell you that at least with VodafoneAustralia it works well. But can you believe £10 per Megabyte. That means it can cost about £1000 per hour. At the same time you can get 5Gbyte per month for about £20 if you have a local account. Legalised robbery

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