Hotel in Vancouver equips guests staying there with iPhones
0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jul 2012, 11:55
Call it a first, the Opus hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia equip its staying guests with iPhones! Indeed, that’s one sweet amenity thrown in with the stay, but it’s actually a standard practice for the hotel. Obviously, the hotel hopes that international guests...
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18. messiah posted on 10 Jul 2012, 17:59 1 1
Disposable goods are not breakthrough technology they are acceptable loss. This is not a compliment to Apple. Rather a hotel ahead of the curve.
If they offered galaxy s3, now that would be a risk and compliment of technology.
3. good2great posted on 10 Jul 2012, 12:42 6 5
iPhones or any other phone...
hotels are just trying to offer more to its guests to increase revenue and customer satisfaction...
stop hating because its an iphone damn... every single apple article...smh
4. Ravail posted on 10 Jul 2012, 12:55 2 1
Well this is different, certainly a way to increase customer satisfaction.
5. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:02 6 1
Who checks into a hotel without their own cell phone?
6. MobileCaseReview posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:20 2 1
I travel frequently for work, and often to canada as well. The rates for traveling and using your phone go through the roof if you don't have plans to accommodate. That's a brilliant idea to give folks the ability to make local calls without destroying their usage or chalking up high cost from using a hotel phone.
7. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:34 1 0
Good point. I just can't imagine on a personal level going anywhere without my phone. For those who have to, makes sense.
8. christianqwerty posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:41 2 2
I think this is a cool idea. Not only can you use it for Internet and callin , you can also use it as a camera if you forgot yours, or don't have one.
9. SmartPhoneStream posted on 10 Jul 2012, 14:05 3 0
Great Idea, every time i visit an international country i'm stuck not being able to use my phone, so the idea of giving your guests a phone to use, non the less a smartphone is great idea that will attract international travelers to your Hotel
12. droid4all posted on 10 Jul 2012, 15:33 2 1
That's not really all that surprising to me. i stayed at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach and every room had a 20" iMac in the room. So hotels are starting to throw technology in the mix of guest experience.
16. EclipseGSX posted on 10 Jul 2012, 16:32 1 1
and only for a 10 star price! What happens if you lose, break or the phone gets stolen, oh yea full retail mofo
19. gallitoking posted on 10 Jul 2012, 18:45 1 2
well if you are an adult you are responsible for your actions... if you have butter fingers you have no business getting a phone made og glass.. get a disposible android phone. you are an adult and you should be treated like one
at a 4+ star hotel event the water is overpiced and if you opened you pay for it.. it is what it is..
17. InspectorGadget80 posted on 10 Jul 2012, 17:25 0 1
They probably already have a iphone or android phone or others. This is wasting money by then they will loose more money.
20. benjitek posted on 11 Jul 2012, 16:19 0 0
Regardless of whether the phone is wiped upon checkout, incoming and outgoing calls, internet activity, and text messages are placed through the hotel's service. That information will linger somewhere long after the iPhone has been reset. The same would be true when using your own personal device, however, then it would be accessible to just the carrier, and not hotel staff. For many, this isn't a concern -- for some, it will be. Regardless, customers should know where a record of their activity exists, how long it will be stored, and who has access to it.
21. ljgw69 posted on 19 Jul 2012, 11:14 0 0
Everything this hotel wants to achieve could be done via an App - local call tariff, multimedia access etc etc - and it could be done for each type of phone OS quite easily. Why they've seen fit to deploy iphone hardware seems more like a marketing stunt rather than because of any demonstrable ROI. An App for smartphones and a sensisble hotel phone would be the right option. They could even go for a funky screen-type hotel phone like this: http://www.cotell-international.com/products/Fue