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October 16, 2007

Internet

Filed under: Misc — mlah @ 3:39 pm

whew!

i had a crisis last night.

i connect tot he internet right now via a t-mobile hotspot. basically, t-mobile sets up a router for the mom and pop hotel i’m in. mom and pop, who are really peter and brigitte, get internet for free for the hotel. and t-mobile charges guests for connecting.

that’s where i come in.

i called t-mobile and set up and account and it costs me 40 bucks a month for unlimited internet. they have hot spots all over the us, and the world. i can connect to any of them. just my 40 bucks.

so i thought.

when i open a browser, it asks me to log in to the hotspot. and last night i started trying to make out the german. it said basically, it charges 0.18 euros per minute.

now. what are the chances i’m paying both? cause i leave this thing on once i’m logged in. it kicks me out about every 6 hours. so i basically stay logged in around 15 hours a day.

and remember. deutsch t-mobile is charging 0.18 euros a minute. or 1.5 euros every 10 minutes. they cut you a break evidently.

i freaked!!!

that’s like 3000 euro i owe for the last 2 weeks or so. and at the current exchange rate. that’s about 4500 dollars.

i checked with peter this morning.

no charges.

so utorrent is running again!

2 Comments »

  1. paying by the minute? That’s like Kip from napoleon dynamite!

    glad you aren’t paying too much!

    Comment by Kristen — October 16, 2007 @ 7:06 pm

  2. Good thing they didn’t charge you. Think of how many hookers that could have bought!

    Comment by medium john — October 18, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

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