AT&T Inc. announced on July 2, 2007 that millions of its customers with higher speed broadband plans can now receive free access to AT&T's nationwide Wi-Fi network â€” nearly 10,000 hot spots at popular locations across the country including leading airports, McDonalds restaurants, Barnes & Noble bookstores, coffee shops and popular sporting venues.
Effective now, qualifying new and existing residential and small business AT&T broadband customers instantly benefit from the free unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity at company hot spots. Qualifying AT&T broadband packages include: AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Pro (up to 3.0 Mbps downstream), AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Elite (up to 6.0 Mbps downstream), FastAccess Xtreme (up to 3.0 Mbps downstream) and FastAccess Xtreme 6.0 (up to 6.0 Mbps downstream).
Too bad my little 1.5Mbps service is not listed.
Just in time for the iPhone release perhaps? We have already been hearing rumors of the Edge network becoming faster but this, this adds a new element to the mix.
With Apple using the iPhone to get more people into their iTunes music store (why can't I put ringtones on the iPhone?) I guess it was only a matter of time before at&t figured out a way to hook iPhone buyers into their DSL service.
If only I could run iTunes on an iPhone and use this FREE Wi-Fi bonus to get music...