The Downside to Relying on WiFi When Traveling

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Well, I am up to watch the sunrise this morning, much as I am not facing east, and the island of Lanai is enrusted in darkness. This is much too early to be awake and working in Maui. It's also a good thing I did not rely on my stupid clock radio next to my bed to wake me up. I clearly set the timer at AM and not PM and it rests on auto, yet it did not go off.

The hotel rang my phone once at 6:30 AM. Nobody was on the line when I picked up, not even an automated voice, but it was really the thoughtless vacationers slamming their hotel door, followed by the loud banging of the door to the stairs, which made me jump out of bed. It is time to catch the ferry to Lanai to meet Hella Rothwell.

It is frustrating when technology disappoints, but it's even worse when you're paying for the privilege, as with family cellphone plans. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Why the Cellphone Family Plan Totally Sucks.

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Nina Hollander
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What can I say, Elizabeth? The troubles we have because we've become so dependent on our electronic "jailers" as I call them. Life did used to seem somewhat simpler! Trust you had a good meet up with Hella nonetheless!

Jan 10, 2017 09:08 AM #1
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Chris Ann Cleland
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There you go making sense about the reason familiy plans pray on your emotions and not on reality.  Now I'm wishing my husband was on a different cell provider.

Jan 10, 2017 01:17 PM #2
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Hi Elizabeth --- it's a mixed bag, isn't it?  We are tethered to technology but technically have so much more freedom because we are not necessarily tied to a typical physical location.  

Do you remember those "while you were out" slips from the past?   Thankfully those were on their way out when I was entering the corporate world. Fortunately the three martini lunches had already exited the scene prior to my arrival.  

I also hope you had a fun time with Hella Mitschke Rothwell.   Your worcation is winding down....

Jan 10, 2017 02:02 PM #3
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - Luckily my iPhone alarm did go off this morning (un-wi-fied) and I got to the airport on time for my flight to Lanai to meet up with you. What a day! What a meet-up! But you go first describing this incredible day. I'm too pooped!

Jan 10, 2017 11:50 PM #4
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Nina Hollander It was a blast today. Notwithstanding all the activity, we even still got some work done, but what a delightful day. More tomorrow.

Jan 10, 2017 11:59 PM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland Yes, I know, who woulda thunk they could rip you off that way and hold you hostage. But the next person who says "family first" to me, well, I wanna punch 'em in the face, LOL. It's part of what made cellphone companies come up with this new marketing gimmick.

I hate the fact I have to bluetooth my cellphone as a hotspot and network my iPad as a hotspot just to keep connected in Ka'anapali! Being 2 different carriers is a saving grace.

Jan 11, 2017 12:02 AM #6
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Michael Jacobs While you were out -- hahahahahahha, like people had any place to even go back then except to the bathroom or a 3-martini lunch.

Jan 11, 2017 12:03 AM #7
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell Nice try but I'm hitting the sheets. I am way too tired, you completely pooped me out. No blog writing until tomorrow, not even to drip. Nighty nite.

Jan 11, 2017 12:04 AM #8
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