August 31, 2010
Is the hotel-room telephone obsolete?
Is the hotel-room telephone obsolete? Apparently not. USA Today reports.
According to Jon Inge, an independent hotel technology consultant who discussed hotel telephones' future in a blog post earlier this year, says they won't disappear just yet.
The biggest sticking point has to do with safety, he says. Hotels face a legal requirement that if a guest calls 911 for help, the hotel must be able to tell which room she or he is calling from and right now a traditional phone is the cheapest, most reliable way to go, he says.
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