Disney’s Failed Mobile Phone Service

Cell phone companies are always trying to prove why you should switch to them. Whether it’s a deal on certain phones, prices for specific plans, or technology one company offers that the others don’t, there’s almost always some reason why you may want to consider going from this provider to that one. A perfect example is when and why Joe and I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile, and it’s worked out great for us.

The “big four” mobile phone providers in the U.S. are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. But did you that about 15 years ago, Disney threw its hat into the cell phone company ring, as well? The story behind it, as well as how and why it eventually failed is pretty interesting. Take a look…

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What Do All Those Letters & Numbers On Your Boarding Pass Mean?

If you look at your boarding pass, there are some things that are obvious. Your name. The date. The airline you’re using. Your departure and arrival information. Where you’re supposed to sit on the plane. Boarding time.  Boarding group. Simple stuff.

But then there are some things, usually a gobbledygook of letters and/or numbers that are not as easy to decipher. Here’s some help…

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The New Policy For Strollers, Wheelchairs and ECVs/Scooters at Walt Disney World – Effective Immediately

Effective today, October 1, 2019, Walt Disney World (WDW) is implementing a new policy in regards to strollers, wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles (ECVs, a.k.a. “scooters”) that are rented from third party vendors. Heads up that it could make a bit of a mess for those who use such services.

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Which Hotel Chains Have The Best Beds?

The main purpose of hotels is to have a place to sleep, so many higher-end brands put a special focus on that. They make rooms that are more conducive to sleep, with richer, warmer colors, sunblocking curtains (some of them even overlap so you don’t get that annoying bit in the center where the sun peeks through) and thermostats to make the room more comfortable for you (unless they block how warm or cold you can make the room, but there are hacks to override that).

There’s consideration of the pillows – size, shape, firmness and especially type of filling – polyester, memory foam, feathers/down, buckwheat hulls, etc. Some hotels even give you a choice of pillow types.

Perhaps most important is the bed itself…

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New York Considering Ban Of Single-Use Hotel Toiletries

It’s one thing when a hotel brand decides to stop offering single-use hotel toiletries. Is it to save money? Is it for the “feel good” publicity? Is it truly to save the environment? You just never know – what they say to the public and what they say behind closed doors, as much as I’d like to hope they’re the same, may or may not be.

But it’s another thing when a whole state considers banning those small plastic bottles.

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