I detest the amount of money I have to pay for Internet connections when staying at hotels. Recently, it cost me $84 for one night at the Saville Park Suites in Perth for a dial-up connection via their 5500 service. Even though there was a cap on each call, the system kept cutting me off and I had to keep redialling, thus starting a new call cap.
Mostly, I use iBurst where it’s available (currently Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra). But when I travel to Adelaide or Perth, I’m currently out of luck on that front.
One of my least favourites is the GetIn2Net service that a few hotels have, including the one I was at in Perth last week. They have a charge of 55c a minute or capped at $27.95 per day with a stunning 50Mb data limit before your cap starts again.
But the bit I REALLY appreciated, is that when you’ve exceeded the data cap, every URL you try to access appears to be returned as a PERMANENT redirect to their login site. And, of course, that meant that EVERY url that RSSBandit tried to access got returned a permanent redirect and it then updated EVERY feed URL for me in my RSSBandit settings. For example, Scott Guthrie’s URL became:
Thanks GetIn2Net folks! I REALLY appreciated the time I wasted sorting that one out…