AT&T today announced that more than 10 million AT&T broadband subscribers will soon have free unlimited access to the company’s nationwide Wi-Fi network, which AT&T claims, is the largest Wi-Fi network in the United States.
The offer delivers an annual saving of $60 for AT&T broadband customers, and an annual saving of nearly $240 compared with AT&T Wi-Fi costs for consumers who do not have an AT&T broadband plan.
The free Wi-Fi offer will be available to new and existing customers who subscribe to any of AT&T’s broadband services with downstream speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps, 3.0 Mbps, or 6.0 Mbps. Free Wi-Fi access was initially provided to the company’s higher-speed broadband customers last year.
AT&T offers wireless Internet connectivity at more than 10,000 U.S. locations, including retail stores, restaurants and airports from coast to coast.
In other news, RCR Wireless News says AT&T will launch their own mobile TV service as early as February 5 on an LG Prada-like handset.
Pricing for the device is expected to be in the $200 to $250 range, but nothing is official at this point. Verizon charges an additional $15 per month for Qualcomm’s mobile video.