Many individuals are dropping land lines and using an iPhone as their sole telecommunications device. However, this is something that has never been seen before.
The Opus hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia has abandoned the traditional hotel room phone. Now it is going more hi-tech and is equipping guests with iPhones.
Apparently, the hotel hopes that foreign visitors, especially those from just south of the Canadian border, will like carrying the phones with them as they would not be hit with international roaming charges. Guests can use the phones anywhere in the Vancouver area to make calls and surf the Internet. This is a perfect idea to find up restaurants and tourist attractions.
Should guests need to contact one of the hotel departments for some service, the iPhones are pre-programmed with one-touch contacts for those departments. Those calls, as well as any local calls made from the iPhone, are complimentary. International calls are added to the guest’s room tab. When a guest checks out, the iPhone is wiped to ensure their privacy.
The Opus is no stranger to Apple technology. Earlier this year, the hotel installed an iPad 2 equipped with a virtual concierge app in each guest room.
Image Source: Opus Hotel