i just can't get the starbucks thing to work! please help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by scriptkitten, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. scriptkitten macrumors regular

    scriptkitten

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    i've tried at 3 different starbucks now.

    i choose tmobile in my wireless settings... its appears to connect. i get the wireless icon in the upper left of my phone....

    but i can't surf to starbucksentertainment.com or *.apple.com

    and most importantly i can't connect in itunes. i get an error that i can't connect to the itunes store.

    is this happening to anyone else? i've tried rebooting the phone... renewing the lease... turning wireless off and on.

    i'm running out of ideas! i'm in nyc, btw
     
  2. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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  3. jarenado macrumors regular

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    the starbucks program hasnt been implemented yet, and it is only being rolled out in NYC and LA to start
     
  4. fromthineyes macrumors newbie

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    the feature will be avaliable starting later this month but only in major select cities.

    Besides this, it was ever my understanding that iPhone users would be able to SURF. I'm pretty sure we can only access iTunes.
     
  5. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    That is not correct, its NYC and Seattle, you know where Starbucks is from. :)
     
  6. scriptkitten thread starter macrumors regular

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    hello....

    i'm IN new york city... i've tried it at at least 3 different starbucks in manhattan.... they all have signs in the stores saying that it SHOULD work
     
  7. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    You say that like we should know where you live, you don't have that info as part of your profile so how are we to know.

    As for your problem I do not know, I do not live in one of the blessed areas. It was my understanding that all you needed to do was walk into a starbucks launch itunes Wifi, and a new icon along the bottom would show up, that of a starbucks icon, then you would just need to select that. You should not have to set up your wifi or anything unless you have a tmobile account and you want full internet access, not just Starbucks iTunes Wifi Music access.
     
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  9. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Um.. if you read the last line of her post,

    "nyc," equals New York City, (New York). I don't see any sign that her post has been edited either... So, just be nice and read the thing twice before saying something like that. Personally, I'm excited when one or two years pass and I'll be able to try this in Colorado.
     
  10. mickhyperion macrumors regular

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    I've been able to access it in Starbucks in Seattle. My only complaint is not being able to redeem the Starbucks Song of the Day on the iPhone while in the store, though they've just handed me a card offering me the free song. Being a promotion to advertise the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store and the iPhone, you would think they might have thought through that little problem.
     
  11. fromthineyes macrumors newbie

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    First of all, i dont think that it is in your best interest to be so rude if you are looking for help. For future reference, no, we cannot read your mind and you definitely should not edit your OP and then treat everyone like a bunch if idiots because you didnt think to say what you did in the first place.

    Now that that us cleared up, I'll overlook your bs.

    The obvious stuff:
    make sure you have 1.1.1
    make sure your wifi is on

    If so, you should automatically connect to the wifi network
    tap the iTunes button and a new icon will appear in the bottom

    And no, you cannot surf the web (according to apple.com)


    ..but Im nor completly positive, given that I live in Colorado and companies tend to overlook our state
     
  12. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    My apologies to the OP, although I never questioned where the OP lived, was defending someone else and assumed something I shouldn't have. I just looked at the name "plate" and saw no location. :eek:

    This does not take away from the remainder of my post however.
     
  13. scriptkitten thread starter macrumors regular

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    i said i was in NYC in my first post :)
     
  14. scriptkitten thread starter macrumors regular

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    hello... i never edited my original post.. you can see that i did not edit my post because there is no tag that i did so. i don't mean to be rude. i honestly just felt like i was seeing a tad bit of rudeness in the responses i got.

    as for the rest of your post i tried all that. i actually read a post on the apple boards from a starbucks employee that listed all the things to do if you could not connect.... reboot, renew the lease, toggle wifi, etc... still no workie :(

    ok cool! sorry about my post above.. i had only read your earlier post when i responded... guess we both could have read the thread a little more closely.
     
  15. jersey macrumors regular

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    I got it to work in a SB in Somerville NJ about an hour ago. This is at least 40 miles west / south west of NYC
     
  16. jcorrski macrumors newbie

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    Can't find any Apple Websites on T-Mobile Hot Spots

    For the past two weeks, I have tried to log into iTunes and Apple.com from my T-Mobile Hot Spot account. I'm curious about the iTunes free music promotion, but have found it to be technological bust so far. I'm getting the same error messages as other posters here in thread. Have tried to log on from several different T-Mobile Hot Spots and get the same log-on error messages. I can log on to any other websites no problem except for Apple sites. How bizarre, unless this is Starbucks way (or Apple's, to not have to give away those freebie itunes!). The Safari webpage search progress bar loads about halfway and stops, then I get an error message saying the network connection has failed. This problems occurs with both my MBP and iPhone. Obviously not an isolated hardware issue. I have tested at non T-Mobile hotspots and can access iTunes and Apple sites and download, no problem. Emailed tech support yesterday at T-Mobile. They replied, "we are aware of an issue." Guess I probably won't hear from them for a while. Am curious to know if many other T-Mobile Mac users are experiencing similar problems?
     

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