I'm travelling, I'm in a
Hyatt in San
. 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.