Back in June, when my wife was going into the hospital to deliver our second baby, I was all about priorities. Was she comfortable? Would she get in her room right away? Would they have her midwife paged? Could we avoid paying for the phone?
Ever the frugal daddy-to-be, I remembered that last time we were there, we made one phone call during the entire course of the hospital stay, and payed a few bucks as a standard phone charge. Figuring we could just avoid the phone charge, I asked them if they could disable the phone for outgoing calls.
The nurse told me that they couldn’t, and that it was a bundled charge with the TV.
Bummer. Kind of a rip-off really, because I’m sure that they know that pretty much everybody is going to watch TV if possible.