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WiFi use in LV

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by fremont4ever, Mar 5, 2013.

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Did you use hotel-provided WiFi on your last trip? How was it paid for?

Poll closed Mar 12, 2013.
  1. No, I did not use WiFi

    20 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. Used, included in resort fee

    17 vote(s)
    27.0%
  3. Used, included in comped room

    13 vote(s)
    20.6%
  4. Used, paid separate fee

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  5. Used, paid for by my company or other third party

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
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  1. fremont4ever

    fremont4ever Tourist

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    Thinking of your last trip to Las Vegas, did you use hotel-provided WiFi, and how was this service paid for? Please pick the best response.

    Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.
     
  2. Turtleman

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    We used the WiFi from our room at the Fremont last year shortly after they installed it and it worked fine – no problems. We simply charged it to the room.
     
  3. 44inarow

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    My last couple trips to Aria and Bellagio, I used the in-room wifi that was included in the resort fee, and also the free wifi in the common areas. I haven't been back since MGM announced the big initiative to upgrade the free wifi in common areas, but I'm staying at Mandalay next time and looking forward to checking it out.
     
  4. fremont4ever

    fremont4ever Tourist

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    BTW, I'm only thinking of WiFi in the rooms, not in the common areas like lounges and Starbucks. If you only used WiFi in those areas, then say "no" in the poll. Thanks.
     
  5. smartone

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    I use the hell outta wifi and it's included in the resort fee, but paid for by my association.
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    We have done it different ways, so we could select multiple answers.

    Are you taking a poll for general interest or are you asking for specific help?
     
  7. Joe

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    No, I'm too cheap! I'm also retired and there is nothing that can't wait until I get home.

    That being said, the last 3 hotels we stayed at did have free in-room WiFi and I did make use of that, but none of them were in Vegas.
     
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  8. fremont4ever

    fremont4ever Tourist

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    This is a general interest poll. I wonder about the percentage of people that actually use the WiFi the hotels provide in their rooms.
     
  9. tuck78

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    I use it if its part of the resort fee but from my experience hotel wifi (anywhere) usually sucks. It's also not very secure from what I've been told.
     
  10. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    I've used it and paid for the service.
    I've used it and had it included with the typical resort fee.
    I've used it and had it included as a comp.
    Some days I don't use it.

    Just depends.
     
  11. Kickin

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    You're right but its not just the security. Hotel wifi is always too slow for hi-res porn. You end up having to watch low-res and its all blurry. Sometimes you can't even tell what's going on.
     
  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Pretty much always use when included/free.

    Rarely use it when paid for, unless I have a business situation.

    Use it way less now that my phone gets all my email.
     
  13. USCHawks

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    I don't even bring my laptop to Vegas so the only time I would use it is on my cellphone. When I got off the plane in January I noticed I was getting LTE so that was perfectly fine for the few things i needed to lookup while I was in town.
     
  14. smartone

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    Ha! My hotel has some blazin' wifi...
     
  15. Buddha

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    Most of the properties that have a daily (24-hr) fee, will charge about $9.99 , which is what Main Street Station now charges ... which I will absolutely not pay. However, on our recent Jan./Feb. trip, we spent 4 nights at the SunCoast, and for their in-room wi-fi, they also charge $9.99 daily for a "high-speed" connection ... but they also have an optional $4.99 basic "1 MB" connection which was more attractive. For that price, I signed up on the 2nd day, and again on the 4th day, and it worked just fine.
     
  16. dean_1492

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    The last 6 times I have been, I have paid separate fees for wi-fi. We will have to see whats up with CET now. I think they will comp it because I am Platinum. I'll let you know when I come back from my Mar 11 trip.
     
  17. leo21

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    I haven't used it in a Vegas hotel room but I have paid to use it in other markets. I will use it in Vegas if I am forced to pay for it in a resort fee. That being said, I only travel with an iPod and don't anticipate ever bringing a laptop to Vegas. I can easily check email and the like at Starbucks or even an MGM casino for free now so I don't really need it in my room.
     
  18. LucyR.

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    I like the convinence of using my computer in the hotel room

    I just got back from the Flamingo Hotel. I paid $13.99 for 24hrs. of Wi-Fi for
    my computer. It was great. I liked the experience. It was my first time taking
    my computer to Vegas for fun.

    It is now free if you pay the resort fee of $18.00 plus tax that comes to $20.00.

    I do believe that more people will be using their computers in their hotel rooms now that the resort fees are MANDATORY. LucyR.
     
  19. numeno

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    I didn't use wifi. I would not have used it if it was free either.

    1) I do not bring a laptop for a reason to Vegas. I don't want to use a computer.

    2) I do use my phone, but I find the coverage I get(used to be ATT 3G, now Verizon LTE) is fine. I will never put my phone on a hotel wifi in Vegas. There is simply nothing I need to download that I couldn't do over 3G or LTE. There is also nothing I need to download if I can't get service. I'm on vacation. :)


    I get why it is common. Every hotel around the country has wifi. I understand why I might want to use it to watch netflix or something in my hotel room at night. I will never be bored enough to just surf the internet or watch a movie in my hotel room in Vegas.
     
  20. fremont4ever

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    Thanks all for sharing your experiences. I'm a little surprised that so many used hotel WiFi while in town, but I guess I have to get my mind out of the last decade and go with the flow.
     
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