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

    Luba

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    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

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    The Keynote referred to iPad AT&T data plan subscribers having free access to AT&T hotspots.
     
  3. zub3qin macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    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

    bobsentell

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    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

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    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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