In my travels I've found mobile wireless to be a Balkanized hodge
podge. On a trip to Monterey for a conference they wanted $10 a day
in the Marriott, $10 a day in the adjacent conference center, and $10
a day (for Ethernet, not wireless) in the other conference hotel --
all from different providers.
I find that paradoxically motels and cheaper hotels are more likely to
give free Wi-Fi than are the more expensive places. Holiday Inns and
Holiday Inn Expresses seem to be likely to offer it for free. Heck,
motels on the beach in Traverse City advertise it on the marquee.
On 4/19/05, John Valenti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 1. Do people have any good strategies for cheap wireless while
> traveling? I suggest to people that they look for hotels with free
> wireless and visit Panera's, Beaners etc. Any other good sources?
> And I was wondering if there might be a similar service to the Merit
> 800 for nationwide wireless access. (I saw an ad from Toshiba offering
> this) Would it be a good idea for Merit/MSU to get into a system like