Starbucks/AT&T to offer free one-click WiFi (finally)

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  1. gwynne macrumors 68000

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  2. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    Burger king has had free wifi for YEARS. Its about time the biggest coffee shop in the world has free wifi.
     
  3. gwynne thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I didn't know about BK, but my usual example is Chick Fil A, close enough.
     
  4. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    No chick-fil-a here :( but i should've said pretty much all fast food restaurants ;)
     
  5. iRance macrumors regular

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    So true.I went to starbucks 2 hours ago and I had to pay $10 and it took me 7 minutes and a call to AT&T to set-up the wi-fi.
     
  6. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Why didn't you just get a $10 Starbucks card and bought a cup of coffee and got the WiFi free?
     
  7. horatio8 macrumors newbie

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    I don't see why you would pay, unless you needed more than two hours. Just get a Starbucks card, put $2 on it and you get two hours free for that day. Then use your card to buy your coffee tomorrow and get another two hours free. Of course, this is a moot point when the free internet starts.
     
  8. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

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    I have a Starbucks Gold card, and still have a hard time logging on. The last time I had to call AT&T, they couldn't figure it out, and had to get me online with some kind of coupon they put in. For some, the logging on process is arcane, which is probably one additional reason for going with one click.
     
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  10. gwynne thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Based on my experiences, they probably *are* talking about the card, it's still a pain in the ass and my login never works.

    Yeah, this thread only likely to be of interest to non 3G iPad owners. (or do the 3G ipads even work there now?)
     
  11. lokerd macrumors 6502a

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    Good one.

    But how does this affect those of us with 3g and the supposedly free access at Starbucks?

    How does that work anyway?

    Was it affected by the unlimited scandal?

    And, on the limited plans, if you were DONE for the month...and having to turn 3g off to avoid more charges, are the HOTspots still HOT?

    Thanks!
     
  12. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    Free for me

    ...literally a couple hours ago. I got a prompt to connect to AT&T wireless and I didn't need a password. Good deal.

    Jude
     

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