AT&T’s iPhone website has been updated to reveal that each iPhone plan now includes access to “more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots“, including Starbucks.
Last week AT&T had quietly begun offering iPhone users access to their Wi-Fi hotspots for free. Then the service was abruptly turned off.
AT&T has remained quiet about this new offering, but it’s clear they will be officially delivering this service shortly — perhaps “free” with AT&T’s data plan.
UPDATE: Oops, the iPhone info on AT&T’s website is off again.
The battle between free and paid wireless Internet access is starting to look like a draw. Or more accurately, a third variation is winning — a combination of the two, says the New York Times.