Free starbucks wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OrangeCuse44, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    #1
    Im curious if you can use your laptop for the free daily wifi or if the log in must come from mobile safari?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #2
    You can if you spoof your browser.

    In Safari preferences > Advanced> Show Develop menu.

    Then under Develop menu, choose User Agent>Mobile Safari (iPhone).
     
  3. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
    #3
    Get a starbucks card, load it with at least $5. Then register it online and follow the directions to set up a free AT&T wifi account. As long as you keep 5 bucks on the REloadable starbucks card you can get 2 hours a day of free wifi...
     
  4. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
  5. andyblila macrumors 65816

    andyblila

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
  6. DigMe macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    #6
    I can't even get the free wifi to work on my phone when I follow the directions from the website. :rolleyes:
     
  7. andyblila macrumors 65816

    andyblila

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
    #7
    I'd suggest calling AT&T but that would take all day! LOL!
     
  8. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    #8
    Seriously guys has ANYONE gotten this to work? I tried going to Starbucks, opening up wifi on my iphone - typing in the phone number on the AT&T page, and after I got the text message, I clicked on the link in the text message. Wifi worked on my iphone.

    Then I tried spoofing the mac address of my iphone, changing my browser agent to Safari Mobile, but it didn't work. I have a macbook pro, so maybe I didn't properly spoof it, but I tried using some command from the unix terminal prompt.

    Oh well, I fussed with it for an hour and gave up. I think it's easier to either join the Starbucks club for $20 for 1 year (your first beverage is free and you get 10% off all future visits, and free wifi), or keep your Starbucks gift card re-loaded (and register online). Why bother with all the hacking?

    Oh wait, I know why... Because if you're like me, HACKING IS FUN!!!
     
  9. Rotary8 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    #9
    sorry for digging this thread up (i discovered via google searches on how to do this)

    I tried doing the exact same thing as you and it doesn't work. Thinking about giving up. Has anyone here had better luck?
     
  10. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    #10
    i was never able to get the spoofing thing to work either. I think it worked initially but then they caught on and closed that loophole.
     
  11. leons macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    #11
    I'm on a Blackberry Data plan. If I use this SIM in my Iphone (works fine), will I be able to connect to the free Starbucks WIFI?
     
  12. OrangesOfCourse macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    #12
    the spoof does not work anymore... :( i just bought a starbucks card... use it once a month at least and register it online. once you have done that you can get 2 hours a day of free wifi.

    http://www.starbucks.com/retail/wireless.asp
     
  13. Little HZ macrumors regular

    Little HZ

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Mexico
    #13
    Here's what I did: I found 4 different locally owned coffee shops w/ readily accessible free wifi (and great coffee at good prices)! ;)
     
  14. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    #14
    Tell me about it. Everyone coffee house, cafe, sandwich shop around me has free wifi except Starbucks. Get with times Starbucks it isn't 2003 anymore.:)
     

Share This Page