Houston, TX 12 Nov. 2009. Twas the month before Christmas and all through the airport, not a WiFi-less passenger was seen, not even a mouse. As Google is offering free WiFi in select airports throughout the United States. Even in airports such as Las Vegas McCarran, NV (LAS) and Orlando, FL (MCO) where WiFi was already being offered for free.
To make it even more fun, there is a photo contest which starts on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Just take a picture of you using the free WiFi in an airport and voila. Umm…I wonder how they can prove that you are using their WiFi?
Personally, I think that WiFi should be free everywhere and never understood why some airports charge and others do not, just seems strange to me. I have an airline airport Club card so I get free WiFi in the Club anyways, but at airports where such a Club is not present, I’m hosed as I refuse to pay for WiFi in an airport unless it is absolutely necessary. I wonder where my airport tax goes?
You can find additional details at http://www.freeholidaywifi.com/.
Please lease a comment and let us know what you think of all this? What’s in it for Google? More Gmail accounts? The Global domination continues…