Remember back in February, when we told you that AT&T and Starbucks struck a deal for free Wi-Fi in Starbucks stores, effectively leaving T-Mobile out to dry? Today, we have learned, that the telecom and coffee giant are determined to put that deal into effect.
Starting May 1, qualifying AT&T customers will be able to get free Wi-Fi in 7,000 Starbucks shops around the United States. What does “qualifying” mean, you ask? It means the free Wi-Fi is available for anybody who is paying for any one of AT&T’s three broadband internet packages, any of the small business packages AT&T offers, or any U-verse package.
That sounds excellent, as long as you use AT&T internet, but others will still have to wait a while longer. The remaining customers will be able to get access sometime during the year, as AT&T and Starbucks still plan to continue the rollout for other customers on a market-to-market basis. Once your local store has been converted, you will be given a mix or free and paid options to connect.
Read [Yahoo! Finance]