Thursday, October 30, 2008

iPhone – Free access to WiFi from AT&T HotSpots

AT&T had at one point made WiFi access to the Internet free via its 1000s of hotspots across the country. But within a few days they had rescinded the offer.

Today, I received an email from AT&T that rolls out free wiFi access to all iPhone customers.


Here is the link to the page on AT&T

And here are the instructions on how to go about accessing WiFi internet from these hotSpots.

  • 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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did not receive the text message telling me about that offer - but I had easy free WiFi access at SB.