Thoughts, ideas, suggestions and education from financial adviser Jim Ludwick, Founder of MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. of Odenton, MD; Washington, DC; New York City, and Santa Barbara, CA

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

United WiFi: First Report: #Fail

FIRST REPORT – United WiFi

In a word: SLOW

Came on at 24,000 feet, not 10,000 feet as advertised.

Sign up pretty easy, just slow.

Browsers: Works ok in Safari, Firefox and Chrome

Too slow to download files from SugarSync or use Morningstar’s Advisor WorkStation (analysis tool for investments if you’re not in the business)

OK for Gmail chat when it’s working

Twitter: blocked

Favorite error phrases I saw again and again in the first 90 minutes while trying to use email:

not connected
still working
unable to reach
trying
Oops... a server error occurred and your email was not sent. (#1)
Unable to reach MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. Mail. Please check your internet connection or company's network settings. Help
Oops…the system encountered a problem (#502)
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This webpage not available

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Is it worth $14.99.  In another word: NO


Yes, emails will come in and I’ll face 100 upon landing, but the frustration at this early stage is just not worth it.  Dial up was better.

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