Hilton Offering Free Wifi Globally Starting In August 2015

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  1. NYCUA1K

    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    I have not seen this discussed here so I am bringing it to you without commentary.

    H/T: One Mile at a Time:
    • Hilton HHonors Diamond members will receive complimentary premium wifi starting in the second quarter of 2015 when booking directly through Hilton
    • Hilton HHonors Blue and Silver members will receive complimentary basic wifi starting in August when booking directly through Hilton
    • Hilton HHonors Gold members will continue to receive complimentary basic wifi
     
  2. flyforawg

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    The powers that be have listened and are differentiating diamond from gold. Not great news for the golds I have to say.

    Lower end is just matching what the competition is doing.

    Any move of a program in a positive direction is good news I have to say.
     
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  3. RCTP

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    Seems like all chains are now providing free wifi throughout the membership.

    Wonder what if their networks will get overloaded and results in pathetic speeds.
     
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  4. ContinentalFan

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    The cheaper the chain, the better it is (WiFi).
     
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  5. uggboy
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    While good news, Gold should've gotten also access to "premium" WIFI for free IMHO. It's clear that Hilton has followed other chains in offering "free" WIFI now across the board, but sadly wasn't in the mood to be a leader on this one regarding "free premium" WIFI offerings.
     
  6. uggboy
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    Indeed, this happens more often than not.
     
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  7. uggboy
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    Golds have been literally overlooked in this case. :(
     
  8. WhiteDesert

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    Whereas I feel bad for the Golds here, I'm happy that Hilton finally woke up and realized that holding out on this issue wasn't going to do them any good in the long run.
     
  9. WilliamQ

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    Could also be the cheaper the chain, the lesser the bandwidth hoggers are signed in :)
     
  10. WilliamQ

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    Gold should at least get 50% discount (or 80%) for the premium internet?
     
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    Could be. ;)
     
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  12. uggboy
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    This would be nice, but I doubt just this. :(
     
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  13. RCTP

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    Nah, last December at Conrad Tokyo, I had either the free basic internet (Which the speed was fine for streaming videos) or the premium internet.

    Just stuck with the basic as it was more than sufficient for my needs
     
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  14. uggboy
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    Good to learn that the "basic" internet access was fine for streaming videos, so there's no need to "upgrade" to the premium offering in this case at the Conrad. That's good news IMHO. Cheers.
     
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    Except in China, where constant government monitoring of traffic brings even "premium" service to a crawl, I have generally found basic wifi to be adequate for most internet-based applications. Streaming video viewing works but requires extensive buffering, which is not ideal.
     
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  16. Photonerd71

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    I tried to use the free basic internet at a Marriott property a few weeks ago......it was so slow I literally could not even check my email before it timed out. A little YouTube action before bed was totally out of the question. (Ended up using my phone hotspot to do what I had to do). Hopefully Hilton doesn't make their free basic so slow it becomes useless as many "free wifi" places seem to have become lately.
     

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