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AT&T to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Windows Mobile Phones

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Sep 1, 2009, 9:29 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Sep 1, 2009, 9:38 AM

Today AT&T said that beginning September 14, it will offer free access to its network of Wi-Fi hotspots to Windows Mobile devices. The service will first be available on Samsung's Jack, Propel Pro and Epix Windows Mobile devices and AT&T will support all Windows Mobile 6.5 devices moving forward. As long as customers have a qualifying data plan, they'll be able to access AT&T's hotspots free of charge. AT&T also said that the devices will be able to auto-authenticate. AT&T offers a similar service for the iPhone, BlackBerries and LaptopConnect.

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Sep 1, 2009, 10:27 AM

It is hardly free!

First att requires all smart phones to have data plans. Then it says now they can have wifi for free? I would not call it free. I think this is an attempt to prevent data users from bogging down there network due to the poor capacity issues of gsm.
It's pretty much SOP for companies to say FREE, when they really mean, INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

Sep 2, 2009, 5:41 AM

Very Happy About The Required Data Plan

I am sick and tired of day in and day out having to look at a handful of bills that are hundreds of dollars over their usual amount because some knucklehead decided to buy a Blackberry but not get the internet plan.

So hopefully with this new rule in place it will curb the amount of normal fools who buy a Blackberry when they could have easily purchased a fully qwerty messanging phone like the Samsung Impression, or Nokia Surge.

Why buy a phone that works best when its data plan is turned on just to use it for text messaging.

These are the top three groups of people who caused this to happen:
1.) People buying non-AT&T phones then trying to use them on our network. (Ex: Verizon Tour, they can use the $10 data plan since our syst...

Sep 1, 2009, 5:09 PM

This should be free with ATT data plans anyway...

Since an ATT subscriber is paying for data, Wifi offered by ATT should be included. Why should an ATT subscriber pay twice for it?

Sep 1, 2009, 3:15 PM

Anybody have a link to the ATT announcement

I want to get details. Anyone have the link or announcement?
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