Is it me, or does anyone else think it is stupid that we still have to pay for internet in public places, more specifically airports? Iâ€™m talking of course of Torontoâ€™s Pearson Airport, where you still have to pay for wi-fi. What the hell is that about? As far as I know, most major airports provide the internet for free now, but Toronto seems to think that it is okay to pay $10 for 24 hours.
This enrages me for several different reasons.
-Who the hell is actually in the airport for 24 straight hours? You act like itâ€™s a great deal that we are going to have a full day of service, when in reality, you know, that we will only use it for a couple of hours. Stop assuming we are stupid.
-The airports in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal and even Fredericton, NB have free internet. But Toronto? Nope, donâ€™t even think about it. Even more insulting are the ads that Pearson plays on itâ€™s TVs touting the entire airport has access to the internet. No shit Sherlock, even Afghanistan has had the wireless internet for the last ten years.
-Lastly, perhaps the most annoying part of the whole pay for internet debacle, is the fact that itâ€™s provided by a service with the name Boingo. Seriously could they have picked a more annoying name? Thatâ€™s exactly the kind of stupid-ass name I want to see when I find out that I have to pay for the internet. Boingo? What the hell does that even mean? They obviously chose this friendly sounding name just to get us to cool our jets. Itâ€™s too late.
Paying for internet is as archaic as getting excited for new Greyâ€™s Anatomy, time to change your ways Pearson.