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@usernameca not sure why you couldn't connect your phone to the wifi. Mayo Clinic offers free high-speed wireless internet access to Mayo Clinic patients and their guests. This service is available on the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary's Campus and the downtown campus (Mayo, Gonda and Charlton buildings and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus).

While on campus, you can connect to the network titled “mayoguest”. We even offer computer access at specified locations for people who don't have a device with them. See detailed information here https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/minnesota/becoming-a-patient/computer-access)

During your stay at Methodist, did you see “mayoguest” in your WiFi network options on your phone? Or did you try to connect to “mayoguest” and it wasn’t letting you?

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I don't remember exactly. I just assumed that hospital walls are so thick that cell phone service can't get through them. I don't think I looked for WiFi network options. I just would dial my phone, but I couldn't call out or receive calls. I didn't know about this "connect" feature on the MayoClinic website, and I just assumed at the time that all patients were having this problem. Would there be a way to put up a small sign in each patient's room, telling them the steps they need to use to get online on their cell phone and online on their computer? Patients won't be able to access the instructions on how to get hospital internet access on their computer, because they won't have been able to log on to see them. Thanks.