Charlies AngelsIt was 7 am this morning. For a second I imagined myself a secret agent, surveying the hotel room for wiretaps before I settled in on my secret mission.

Then reality set in. No, I was not a secret agent…merely the owner of an iPhone scoping out a hotel room I had booked for “day use.” I arranged this room yesterday so I had a quiet area to present a virtual sales training session while attending an all day off site meeting.

Yesterday’s phone call with hotel reception:

Me: I need a hotel room from noon to 2 pm tomorrow, is this possible?
Doubletree : Let me check…yes, we can arrange one for you at our “day rate”.
Me: Ok, how much and can you ensure I get a room where I have at least 3 bars on an AT&T signal? [I have found your location in a hotel can make a significant difference]
Doubletree: Yes, we’ll check.
Me: Thank you.

Today, in hotel room 505:
One iPhone owner, in a vain effort to ensure a noon meeting goes well performs a systematic zigzag across the hotel room trying to detect any dead zones by the exclusive wireless provider of iPhones.

At the moment of truth, as both hands of the clock meet at the top, she ends up picking up the hotel phone and dialing.

Would the iPhone have worked to sustain a 90 minute conference call? Dear reader, we will have to wait for another opportunity.

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.