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.