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April 11, 2006

"Let's be clear: this is a robbery..."

I have not made a long-distance call from a hotel phone in years. I always use my cell phone. Overseas I can usually find a calling card that works out to about ten cents per minute for calls to the US; in a pinch, the cell phone is only a dollar or two a minute.

But the blue card attached to the phone cord in the Hilton intrigued me. It promised "An end to hotel phone hang-ups." Maybe hotels were finally becoming reasonable, I thought.

How about London to the US for around $7 per minute? An hour long call to the US would be $418.49. A quick check shows that I can fly from London to New York (round-trip!) for $453.

"Hilton’s phone rates mean calling from your hotel room has never been easier to understand." They are right. I understand perfectly.

Posted by Bob Pritchett at April 11, 2006 05:00 AM

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Sheesh, Bob, get a life!

Posted by: Rick at April 13, 2006 01:46 PM

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