Re: [87attendees] [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review

Mary Barnes <mary.h.barnes@gmail.com> Thu, 15 August 2013 20:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: [87attendees] [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review
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On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Carlos M. Martinez <carlos@lacnic.net>wrote;wrote:

> My hotel was relatively cheap, good (even had A/C) and was less than
> three blocks away from the IC. Only drawback: Internet was 12 euros per
> day, and was sloooow.
>
> What I ended up doing was buying a local SIM card with unlimited data
> for 30 days (it was 29 euros), and I used my Android phone as access
> point. Performance was better than the hotel wi-fi. Much better. And I
> could also use data outdoors.
>
> There were two caveats though: This 30-day offer was very convenient but
> all setup instructions and the call center help were available only in
> German. I got the kind help of a German friend of mine for getting it
> running. And this offer was available online, I'm not sure if it was
> possible to buy it from stores.
>
> So, how could the IETF help? Maybe by pre-arranging a SIM card sales
> booth at the event's registration. I'm not saying that the IETF needs to
> pay for anything, I'm only saying that it could act as facilitator,
> easing the process for all attendees who wish to buy a SIM card.
>
[MB] This reminds me of the good ole days in late 90's when there was a
table setup where folks could buy wifi cards. That was very helpful,
actually.[/MB]

>
> cheers!
>
> ~Carlos
>
> On 8/15/13 4:26 PM, Charles E. Perkins wrote:
> > On 8/15/2013 11:04 AM, Keith Moore wrote:
> >> On Aug 15, 2013, at 1:40 PM, "Fred Baker (fred)" <fred@cisco.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> And IETFers being a little more flexible. Sometimes I really scratch
> >>> my head about discussions on the attendee lists...
> >> +1
> >>
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> > +1  --  but I wish the other hotels had great WiFi like the IETF hotel...
> >
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