When we found out that Ana was going to be in surgery this week, I went on a hunt for a way to get a good internet connection at the hospital. In past visits the free St. John’s Hospital wireless had proven to be slow at best, and oftentimes unreliable. So I was very interested in having a backup plan since we were going to be there for a couple of days.
My searching resulted in me renting from RovAir.com. How it works is you tell them when you want to reserve a wireless broadband card (3-day minimum), pay $15/day, and they ship a card to along with an envelope/package to send it back when your reservation is done. I was skeptical that I would receive the card in time, but it arrived as planned before 10am on Monday. There’s not much more to say than it worked and I would definitely use them again.
Back to the free wireless connection – it was fast and worked great this visit. However, due to the power being out for a few hours at the hospital today I did end up using the broadband card.
2 responses to “Wireless Broadband Rental”
That’s pretty cool. I didn’t know such service existed. I’ll have to keep them in mind.
Since I only needed the card for 2 days, I sent it back to them quickly so I wouldn’t get lazy and/or forget to do it later.
I just got a phone call from them asking if everything worked ok or if I had any problems with the card. I told them that I was happy with it but just didn’t need it for the full 3 days – and they’re going to be refunding me for the unused time since they didn’t have the card booked or anything. Wooo!