What happened to free Wi-Fi for iPhone users from AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by newyorksole, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    I remember using it and then AT&T disabled it and then it worked again, and since then it just stopped working. Is there a reason they don't offer it anymore?
     
  2. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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    It does work. Anywhere they offer ATT wifi you just sign on. Example McDonalds, Barnes and Noble, Panera Bread are the three I've used.
     
  3. newyorksole thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh really McDonald's still has it? I went there a few weeks ago and tried and it didn't work. It worked when it was first known that AT&T was offering free wi-fi for iPhone users though. I guess I'll try again.
     
  4. coolb0yalex macrumors member

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    I tried this yesterday and it still opted me with a prompt to pay for service.
    I think they will implement the "FREE FOR iPHONE USERS" Wifi soon.
     
  5. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

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    What username / pass do you put in? I'm guessing the username would be your phone number, but what would the pass be? The same one you use for wireless.att.com?
     
  6. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    dont you just walk into Starbucks and enter your number?
     
  7. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    with Starbucks, you need to have a Starbucks card that's registered online (and you need to have used the card within the last 30 days for the AT&T Wi-Fi account to be active); from the Starbucks website, you can create a compatible AT&T Wi-Fi account that works on the iPhone.
     
  8. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    what card? gift card?
     
  9. adamjay macrumors 6502a

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    that's a separate promotion to the one in question.

    they're talking about this:
    http://gizmodo.com/385935/att-giving-free-starbucks-wi+fi-to-iphone-users

    in some areas it seems it never got officially rolled out though, we're still waiting.
    in other areas it was available but is now no longer available.

    damn people haven't you heard of the google ?
     
  10. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    I was about to say. I tried at Starbucks the other day and couldn't log on without registering or paying
     
  11. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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    I use my bellsouth account. I see the problem now. The iphone doesn't have a specific account attached to it when logging on. Call ATT.
     
  12. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    you would need a starbucks card (essentially a prepaid giftcard that you can keep reloading)
     

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