Don’t Use the Hotel Room Phone
Most people know to use their cell phone or a VOIP like Skype when making a call from a hotel room. Well, last month I was reminded big time. I’d just arrived to my hotel room in Fort Lauderdale when I had to jump on a conference call to talk about a panel I was speaking on the following day.
There were eight people on the line when my cell phone cut out (I only had one bar to begin with), so I went to use Skype. But my Skype connection was too slow, so I did the forbidden: I picked up the house phone and dialed the call-in number, which was a Boston number. Without the time to ask, I simply hoped the hotel offered free long distance, or would at least waive the fee (or even part of it) since I’m an elite member, but oh no. I got shot down for the whole $69.97 call! That hurt.
The good news for you is this reminder (for free) not to use the in-room phone, especially at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
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