Did anyone notice the pacnet internet kiosk at the MRT station. I’ve noticed it for quite some time already, but have always been in a hurry and no time to check it out.
I finally got the chance to play with it on monday evening at Bugis MRT. As usual, nobody is using it. The first thing I notice is the unfriendly touchpad.
To click, you need to tab on the touch pad area. No right button. In fact, no buttons at all. Which also means you can drag items. The keyboard doesn’t look very comfortable too.
Then I got a shock when I saw the pricing.
$0.25 per minute?!?! For internet?
You got to be kidding. That is too expensive. No wonder you never see people using it. Why would I want to pay $0.25 per minute for internet access. That is $15 per hour! Or $2.50 per 10 minutes
This is Bugis MRT station. Just 3 minutes walk away from a wireless@sg access point. (Provided that the wireless@sg is up) And 7 minutes walk away from this…..
An internet cafe. Rate is at $2 per hour. I believe they provide chairs and proper keyboard and mouse.
OH ya, the kiosk is suppose to have a feature to top up ezLink card too. But I couldn’t seems to get the unit to top up my card. Argh