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Hotels and Hassles

OscarL Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:07 PM
"because I was first referred to the wrong technical support group." If a Hotel must have a technical support group that's not a good sign, if it has many as this statement suggests, I think I would think about lowering the number stars on the list of Hotels in my search for a room or just stay home. My wife likes to change things up at the house a bit much but I can usually muddle through all right and I can always stop and take a nap in my chair before I try to figure it out if I must.
scrow Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:46 PM
Hotels don't have their own internal Intenet service. They contract it out to an Internet provider.

The front desk can walk you through logging on. (And you'd be surprised how many dopes can't figure that basic procedure out.) But if there's something wrong with your computer IP-address-wise, or if you try to download porn, or something else, you're going to have to go to the provider's technical support.

Few things can make you appreciate home like staying in a hotel. This includes not only low-budget, bare bones hotels but also sweepingly large and ornate luxury hotels. What many hotels seem to have in common are needless hassles.

Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy for someone who arrives a little tired (or a lot tired) from traveling to use the various devices they find in their hotel room. But you...