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AT&T lists Wi-Fi access with iPhone plans

Following the brief appearance of “Free AT&T Wi-Fi for iPhone” pages at some AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots, the US iPhone carrier has officially listed Wi-Fi access as being included with iPhone rate plans. The company’s iPhone web site now states “Plans start at $59.99 and include Visual Voicemail, Unlimited Data (email and web), 200 SMS text messages and access to AT&T’s more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, including Starbucks* all for use in the U.S. *Wi-Fi available at U.S. company operated Starbucks locations equipped with a hotspot.” An AT&T representative had previously declined to comment on the appearance of the free Wi-Fi pages, but it now appears an official announcement on the service is imminent. [via Mac Rumors]

Update: Following the publication of this news, AT&T removed all mention of the Wi-Fi service from the iPhone site.

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1

It’s also free for AT&T DSL customers.

AT&T Wi-Fi Basic service is FREE and already included if you subscribe to AT&T High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse or AT&T FastAccess® DSL with a speed of 1.5 Mbps or higher. No ordering required! Simply use your AT&T high-speed Internet membership ID and password at any AT&T Wi-Fi Basic hot spot.

http://www.att.com/gen/general?pid=5949

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on May 8, 2008 at 6:37 AM (PDT)

2

They also list 71,000 hotspots, not 17,000.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on May 8, 2008 at 6:38 AM (PDT)

3

Actually, the basic service is 17,000 hotspots.  The 71,000 hotspots are included in the Premier services.  Here is the link for the comparison chart:

http://www.att.com/Common/indc/popup/compareWIFI_popup.html

Posted by Lance on May 8, 2008 at 8:23 AM (PDT)

4

So will this be added to to our current accounts or do we need to renew our agreement or something?  I think this is great, as long as you don’t need to re-up.

Posted by TosaDeac on May 8, 2008 at 9:39 AM (PDT)

5

Look under “Data Access”.
Is says, “In order to use data such as email, Google Maps, YouTube videos and web browsing, AT&T recommends using iPhone in a 3G or EDGE Network (coverage viewer), or from a local Wi-Fi connection.”

3G???

Posted by jay on May 8, 2008 at 11:56 AM (PDT)

6

I went to Starbucks this morning and got that screen that locks you out… not the iPhone specific screen that gave me access a week or two ago.

Posted by Iggy on May 9, 2008 at 8:31 AM (PDT)

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