advertising
Link to jump to start of content The Seattle Times Company Jobs Autos Homes Rentals NWsource Classifieds seattletimes.com
The Seattle Times Business & Technology
Traffic | Weather | Your account Movies | Restaurants | Today's events

News, analysis and perspectives from the
technology team at The Seattle Times.
Have a news tip? Follow the links below to e-mail us.

All blogs and discussions:

Go

February 20, 2006

Tech update, Part 3

Posted by Tricia Duryee at 10:51 AM

LONDON -- Yet another update on traveling and using technology. For my other comments check out this and this.

At a Sheraton near the Heathrow airport late last week, I was able to easily roam on my T-Mobile HotSpot account from the privacy of my own room. It was great because I didn't have to sign up for an account, decide how many hours I was going to use or enter a credit card number.

The downside? I was alerted that it was going to cost 18 cents a minute to "roam." For the math- impaired that totals about $10 a hour. Sounds like the early days of the cellphone world, doesn't it? For perspective, I think it only costs 30 cents a minute for me to roam internationally on my cellphone.

Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA said perviously that it expects Wi-Fi to go the way of the cellphone and soon it will be much like cellphones, in which laptops can jump from one hotspot provider to the next with minimal fees.
I'm sure a lot of people can't wait.

Share:    Digg     Newsvine

Tricia Duryee
Tricia Duryee
E-mail|Bio


Angel Gonzalez
Angel Gonzalez
E-mail|Bio


Kristi Heim
Kristi Heim
E-mail|Bio


Benjamin J. Romano
Benjamin J. Romano
E-mail|Bio


Mark Watanabe
Mark
Watanabe

E-mail|Bio

Marketplace

advertising

advertising