Thursday, October 30, 2008
AT&T Free Wi-Fi Site lacks Details on New Locations
If you're an iPhone owner, you've probably developed a habit of deleting most of those promo texts from, AT&T, but the text I received this morning wasn't a pitch to upgrade my plan, it was just spreading some good news:
Your Apple iPhone now has free AT&T Wi-FI access at thousands of hotspots nationwide, including Starbucks. For info visit www.att.com/attwifi
After I read "including Starbucks", my reaction was, "Were they high?"
I always appreciate free services, but AT&T dropped the ball with this text. In an effort to emphasize expanded service, AT&T featured a chain that's contracting.
There are two explanations for this massive blunder. Either Starbucks' made a promo offer that was to sweet to refuse, or AT&T's marketing team wrote this announcement six months ago,before Starbucks announced its plan to close 600 stores across the U.S.
In hope of finding a list of different stores and locations, I logged on to AT&T's Wi-Fi page, which was just as useful the text message.The only "search" feature was a link "Find a Starbucks close to you!". Here is this extent of AT&T's list for its free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot locations nationwide
- Convention Centers
- Sports Centers
- Starbucks locations
Wow! Thanks AT&T! Your DETAILED list was extremley helpful! Now I know exactly where to go! Hopefully this page will be updated soon, or we won't even know how to capitalize the expanded service.
By Matt O'Hern at 10:44 AM | Comments (2)