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AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi to BlackBerries, iPhone

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Oct 30, 2008, 9:56 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 31, 2008, 9:47 AM

AT&T is offering free access to its network of Wi-Fi hot spots to owners of the iPhone and certain BlackBerry devices. AT&T has more than 17,000 hot spots at Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, and thousands of other locations. iPhone owners and BlackBerry owners need to have unlimited data plans in order to use the free Wi-Fi. Initially just the BlackBerry Bold will be supported upon its release November 4, but AT&T will add support for the BlackBerry Pearl and 8820 later this year.


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Oct 30, 2008, 12:16 PM


i work at at&t and i always thought this was redundant since you have to have the unlimited package anyway. therefore its not really free in a sense. honestly, its not big enough of a difference in speeds to make me even use the wifi at all. maybe if it was a blackberry 8310 with edge than it would be pretty cool but honestly whether im in a wifi spot or in my 3G service area i still get internet at significant speed.

what they need to do is offer free wifi to anyone with a at&t laptop card. 😳
They do offer free wifi with the laptop data plans.

The $60 5Gb includes unlimited wifi at the 17000+ hotspots.
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Oct 30, 2008, 8:22 PM

i wonder when verizon will offer somenthing free??

well when you see verizon offer wifi in blackberrys that be the day the bin laden will be playing with the yankees 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 one MOR 🤣
No CDMA have wifi, only GSM because the coverage is so suspect in a lot of areas.

You dont need wifi on a verizon phone (even tho there are 5 phones that have/will offered it). Their evdo is fantastic, and the need for wifi is minimized.

Oct 30, 2008, 12:53 PM


How kind of ATNT to offer free wi-fi services to people that own Blackberries and iPhone BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DATA PLAN.

Isn't that pretty much admitting that the data network on ATNT is not reliable?
Unreliable, slow, non-existant, etc.

Oct 30, 2008, 11:53 AM

they'll change it by tomorrow like always

They always do lol

Oct 30, 2008, 10:17 AM


Got a text this morning at 9:21 AM EST stating this was available for my Iphone 3G! Good Job!
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