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Wi-Fi charge at Harrah's?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by MichelleH, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. MichelleH

    MichelleH Tourist

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    Just booked our room for June 10-13 at Harrah's for $38.25/night! I read that there is a charge for Wi-Fi in standard rooms. Does anyone know how much it is? Thanks!
     
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    Its $14.95 for a 24 hour period.

    You don't pay it on a "per night" basis, the 24 hour timer starts after you activate it in your room (it gets charged to your room) and then its good for 24 hours from that moment.

    If you want to try and keep the charge down you could plan around when you are going to activate/use the internet.

    IE:
    -you arrive on the 10th and at the airport you stop and check and do anything you need to on the internet.
    -you get to the hotel, check in, go up to your room, etc. But don't activate the internet yet.
    -you go out for the evening and maybe come back to the room around 11:30PM at this point you activate the internet... it is now good until 11:30PM on the 11th

    -on the 11th you have internet all day until 11:30PM. You might use it in the morning, during the day etc. At night if you might have to do some work stuff you plan ahead for that and maybe go up to the room at 10-10:30PM.
    -at 11:30PM on the 11th the internet goes off and you don't reactivate it

    -on the morning of the 12th you get up and go for breakfast, maybe hit the casino, etc.
    -at 11AM you go back up to your room and activate the internet, check email, do any work, etc

    You now have internet until 11AM on the 13th, which is when you are supposed to be checking out... so you have mostly covered all three days with only two activations.
     
  3. MichelleH

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    Thanks so much! :)
     
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    skybank Low-Roller

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    I know you question has been answered, but as a FYI the McDonalds right next door to Harrahs has free WiFi as well.
     
  5. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    I'm thinking of going with Harrah's this fall. It's a decent casino with a nice sports book. Have fun! :beer:
     
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    It's worth bearing in mind that the STANDARD rooms at Harrahs DON'T have wi-fi....unless they've been upgrading.

    They have WIRED internet as I found on my last two stays.

    I believe the suites have wi-fi.
     
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    I travel semi-frequently on business and I actually justified the cost of an "air card" (we used to call it that, now it's more like a dongle you plug in the side) because of hotel/airport Internet charges. Break-even point is about an average of two extortive Internet charges per month.
     
  8. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    I had one of these from Verizon when I traveled with a laptop.It was about $59 month and it was easy to use.Now that I carry my IPad from ATT instead I can connect to WiFi or use the cell network like the aircards do.
     
  9. trooth

    trooth Low-Roller

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    If you have a smart phone with a major carrier, they will normally let you activate wifi tethering for a month and turn it off when you are finished travelling. Keep in mind data usage though.
     
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