By Christopher Peri on Thu, 10/30/2008
Ok, I heard this before. Hopefully they have it working this time. I got a SMS from ATT pointing me to this info on the ATT site on how to gain access:
iPhone users, get started with Wi-Fi
Activate Wi-Fi from the settings icon on your iPhone
Select “attwifi” from the list of available networks
Enter your 10-digit mobile number and check the box to agree to the Acceptable Use Policy. Tap ‘continue’
You will receive a text message from AT&T with a secure link to the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot. You will not be charged for the text message.
The SMS link will only be valid for 24 hours at the location it was requested. Another request must be submitted when using another hotspot location.
Open the text message and tap on the link for 24-hour access to the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot
It seems like a bit of a pain, but not over the top. I’m going to talk by my local starbuck tonight and give it a shot. I’ll update this blog once I find out.
Now, what I want to know is.. where ELSE besides starbucks? On the site they list:
Thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot locations nationwide
- Convention Centers
- Sports Centers
- Starbucks locations
Ok, where are they? Can I get a list based on my location? Real value would be the ability to search ATT hotspots on google maps. I gave it a shot and only found 1 hotel within Oakland/Berkeley. Let’s get on it eh?