Apparently airplane Wi-Fi is a big deal these days.
If it isn’t somebody using a network name that scares people, it’s somebody unwillingly (or unknowingly) costing himself a LOT of money to do…well, nothing.
A man named Jeremy Gutsche recently learned a lesson: be sure to read the fine print of your airline internet purchase.
On a flight from London to Singapore, Gutsche paid $29 for wireless connectivity, checking some emails and then drifting off to sleep. However, his bill came back later and it was…for a lot more than $29. It was for $1,171 in fact, since the $29 only paid for a few MBs of data – not however many he wound up needing on the flight.
“I wish I could blame an addiction to NetFlix or some intellectual documentary that made me $1200 smarter. However, the Singapore Airlines internet was painfully slow, so videos would be impossible and that means I didn’t get any smarter… except about how to charge a lot of money for stuff. I did learn that.”
Let this be a lesson to anyone in need of online connectivity up in the skies…be careful out there!