When I signed on for my TMobile Wifi account, I figured one of the benefits of paying their monthly fee would be that not only are there Starbucks and Borders wherever you go inside the USA, but TMobile is this giant international firm so I’ll find TMobile hotspots everywhere I go. And, indeed, Amsterdam has them. But my username doesn’t work! Instead, I need to log on as a “TMobile USA” customer and pay some additional roaming fee. Multinational capitalism is really letting me down. Even worse, the TMobile hotspot appears to be emanating from the McDonalds’ across the street, and there’s probably some poor American sucker in there right now who bought an AT&T; account because they have AT&T; in McDonalds (and Barnes & Noble) in the US and figured it’d be a good international play.
Naomi Klein Was Right