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More and more hotels are offering complimentary and unlimited local and IDD phone calls, 3G connectivity, and Wi-Fi tethering throughout Hong Kong. A 5 star hotel in Kowloon is the latest property to add the service.
Langham Place, Mongkok, and Eaton Hong Kong have launched complimentary and unlimited local and IDD phone calls during a hotel guest’s stay. It also provides 3G data connectivity and Wi-Fi tethering throughout Hong Kong.
Next to being charged outrageous prices for snacking from the mini bar and logging unto the Internet, paying ridiculously high prices to make local phone calls is one of the top pet peeves of many hotel guests.
And now, not only are local phone calls free – the same goes for international phone calls, as well, to the following countries: Australia, Britain, China, Singapore, and the United States.
Not only that, you don’t have to be in your hotel room to make it happen!
Hotel guests are issued a Handy Smartphone when they check in at the Langham Place Mongkok, Hong Kong.
The device comes pre-loaded with several applications such as social media platforms, news services, a video and camera function, a currency converter, MTR train location maps, and tips on what to see, where to shop, and where to eat.
There are interactive maps and a Hong Kong city guide as well as information on events, restaurant recommendations, discounts – the list goes on.
“With the new handy phones in all our guest rooms, we are able to enhance our guest experience, in order for them to stay connected and access essential information anytime whilst they breeze around the city,’ says Shaun Campbell, General Manager of Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong.
“Guests can take photos and videos on the handy, easily transfer them to their own devices before they leave, and all data will be cleared the moment a guest checks out, with a new number and fresh start for every new guest that checks in. It’s the way forward.”
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