Under what conditions is at&t free hotspot Wifi available to us?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Luba, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Currently, iPhone users with at&t can use their hotspot Wifi for free on the iPhone, if we also get the iPad will we be able to access at&t hotspot Wifi for free too?

    Or perhaps free hotspot Wifi will be available for all iPad owners?
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    The Keynote referred to iPad AT&T data plan subscribers having free access to AT&T hotspots.
  3. zub3qin macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    Why would you need AT&T wifi access if you had 3G plan?
    It is like my iPhone having free wifi at a Starbucks via AT&T.

    Why do I need that?

    It isn't a feature-- it is a way for AT&T to decrease the burden on their 3G network which is overwhelmed.
  4. bobsentell macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    It's also free if you have AT&T home DSL or Fiber.

    Apple most likely sent AT&T a MAC address range for their devices and AT&T uses that list to determine your access. But there really is no telling.

    Odds are the AT&T hotspots will be set-up to recognize your device.
  5. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Sevierville, TN
    Wifi is faster than 3G so you can go 210 (that means fast:D). My Wifi at home is 10 megabits. A lot faster than AT&T 3G.

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