T-Mobile HotSpots allow free access to Apple's RSS.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdj, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    Since it seems like T-Mo opened a port to allow iTunes to freely connect to the iTunes store in Starbucks, I had wondered what other non-web based services the iPhone could connect to. Turns out Apple's RSS reader is one of them.

    Today I went to a Bux without realizing I had WiFi turned on. I fired up Safari and tapped an RSS feed (I usually just browse RSS feeds when I'm on Edge). It loaded fine, but I noticed none of the images were loading on any feed.

    Then I noticed the Wifi icon was on. The phone had remembered the T-Mo connection from the last time I was in a Bux browsing the iTunes store (when I still had 1.1.1 installed...buhbye!), and was letting me read RSS with no login.

    That's all. Thought I'd share.
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I didn't think T-Mobile would be providing the WiFi service for Starbucks iPhone/iPod Touch customers, seeing that the iPhone is with AT&T and all. I assumed a separate Wi-Fi signal for the Starbuck iTunes connection would be in place.

    That's what's taking so long for them to roll it out, right?
     
  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    Here in NYC at least, it's accessed via T-Mobile's HotSpots.
     
  4. 4ndr3w macrumors regular

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    You get free access to *.apple.com, both in iTunes Store and in Safari when your in Starbucks.
     

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