Mike over at Techdirt reported earlier that if you’re going to charge for wifi, you probably should make sure it works. And for god’s sake, make it free. I’ve had a nightmare experience again yesterday in my hotel trying to hook up to the wireless. The hotel’s wireless service was offered by T-Mobile and it took me about 45 minutes to get register, pay (10£ for a day!) and realize I got on it but connection was so slow even Messenger wouldn’t work. It was like I was back on dial-up (but worse). Going back to the reception this morning I complained about it and the answer they gave me was “yes we know we had some issues, that’s why we’re having some techies come in today”. Like I care, I’m leaving, just give me back the money. “We can’t do that sir since it’s a third party service”. Oh my god!