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RE: COMMON at Gaylord Palm, Orlando



fixed


Mark,

that's one of the BIG reason's I never stay at a Marriott....they charge
Maximum prime time operator assisted rates for direct dial calls placed at
midnight.

Don in DC

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On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Mark Allen wrote:

> Just a word of warrning:
>
> It's not just the Gaylord Palms that charges exorbinant amounts for LD,
> hotels are notorious for it, that's why whenever I travel I stop @
> Walmart and get one of those .05 minute calling cards.  Just make sure
> they also don't charge crazy amt's for local or 800 access also!!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of G Armour
> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:25 AM
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion; floridainfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: COMMON at Gaylord Palm, Orlando
>
>
> Leo,
>
> Last I heard, Midrange-L had over 900 subscribers.  How many people do
> subscribers talk to that don't subscribe to the list?
>
> Thanks for giving us the heads up about Gaylord Palms.  I hope COMMON
> takes note.
>
> GA
>
> --- Leo <leo@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > For those of you collecting horror stories about the Gaylord Palms,
> > here is one of mine:
> >
> > As those of you who were staying at the Gaylord Palms (for the COMMON
> > Conference) know, the in-room (high speed?) internet WAS NOT  working.
>
> > One day I had to check my e-mail messages, so I used the telephone
> line
> > in the room.
> >
> > I just checked my hotel bill and my two long distance calls (one to
> > get
> > the messages(1), and , the other one to send back one quick reply (2))
>
> > cost me over $110.00 US in long distance.
> > (1) $79.67 US -- about 15 minutes
> > (2) $30.68 US -- about 3 minutes
> > Totall: $111.35 US
> >
> > Outch!
> >
> > Leo Lefebvre
> >
> > PS: Notice that this message is also sent to the Gaylord Palms hotel,
> > so they will know that ALL of you on this list will learn about this!
> > David could probably tell us how many people will be able to read this
>
> > message (would over 500 people be a good number?)
>
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