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The Telecom Digest for June 23, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 153 : "text" Format
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Some hotels with free Wi-Fi consider charging for it (Monty Solomon)
Re: Meet GSM Nation, an MVNO selling any smartphone you desire (tlvp)

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Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:55:13 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Some hotels with free Wi-Fi consider charging for it Message-ID: <p06240863cc098b70707d@[]> Some hotels with free Wi-Fi consider charging for it By Barbara DeLollis USA TODAY Some of the USA's biggest hotel chains that offer free Wi-Fi are considering adding charges after seeing insatiable demand for Internet bandwidth from guests. No chain that includes Internet access in its room rate has pulled back on offering Wi-Fi for free, but some are giving customers the option of paying extra for upgraded bandwidth so they don't get frustrated by sluggish speeds. Currently, Marriott International and Carlson Hotels have some locations that offer free Wi-Fi and a faster choice for an additional sum. ... http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/story/2012-06-20/Some-hotels-with-free-Wi-Fi-consider-charging-for-it/55723518/1
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:48:15 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Meet GSM Nation, an MVNO selling any smartphone you desire Message-ID: <kzsycrj874pj.189fhbpc9nv61.dlg@40tude.net> On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:15:38 -0700 (PDT), Joseph Singer wrote: > ... About the only prepaid companies that have lasted are > Virgin Mobile and TracFone. Add to that short list at least this one more: the Verizon CDMA reseller called Page Plus (cf. http://www.pagepluscellular.com/default.aspx). They're the talk of several strong fans at alt.cellular.verizon. Marvelous keep-alive rates, starting from $10 , expiring if not renewed before 120 days are up, and draining at 10 cents/min. (voice), 50 cents/month (calendar), and $1/MB (data). Many Verizon-branded handsets can be activated with Page Plus, and most US numbers can be ported over. Page Plus also offers some handsets of its own. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
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