I'm travelling, I'm in a Hyatt in San Diego. Here's what it costs me to make a phone call:
  • $1: local call
  • $12.50 + $1.90/minute: long distance call
  • Free: 800 number
  • $1 + my rates: long distance calling card
Hotel rates have always been offensively high, but charging $1 to make a long distance call on your own calling card is a new low. Hotels are basically data traps. You're stuck there, so you pay the rate. Fortunately Internet is usually $10/day in a hotel. So buy that, use Skype at 2 cents per minute, and tell the hotel to take their evil phone rates and fuck themselves.
  2004-10-15 02:51 Z