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

"Carlos M. Martinez" <carlos@lacnic.net> Thu, 15 August 2013 20:28 UTC

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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.

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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