Free AT&T Wi-Fi for iPhone users?

tx76mike

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Just got this TXT message from AT&T:

"AT&T Free msg: Your Apple iPhone now has free AT&T Wi-Fi access at thousands of hotspots nationwide, including Starbucks*. For info visit www dot att dot com slash wifi"

Could this be true? Heading over to Starbucks next door to try it out :)
 

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People over at TUAW are reporting the same thing. I tried it yesterday, was able to connect to the AT&T wifi connection, but was not able to pull up any web pages.

When this happens...could be another sticking point for jailbreaking...
 

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Took a while to get it to work, but it finally did! I have a 3G and is jailbreaked. Basically what I did:

1) Connected to the ATTWiFi Hotspot by going to settings
2) Opened Safari to brows TiPb, and instead it redirected to a page where it asked me for my phone # -- entered my ATT Cell # and clicked submit
3) Text message immediately popped open from AT&T where I had to click on the link provided to authenticate (i guess)
4) Browsed successfully!

I tested using Speedtest (download max: 2103 Kbits/s, upload max: 850 Kbits/s), browsed TiPb, used Qik, Twitterific, etc... all seemed to connect fine on Wifi :)

People over at TUAW are reporting the same thing. I tried it yesterday, was able to connect to the AT&T wifi connection, but was not able to pull up any web pages.

When this happens...could be another sticking point for jailbreaking...
 

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Took a while to get it to work, but it finally did! I have a 3G and is jailbreaked. Basically what I did:

1) Connected to the ATTWiFi Hotspot by going to settings
2) Opened Safari to brows TiPb, and instead it redirected to a page where it asked me for my phone # -- entered my ATT Cell # and clicked submit
3) Text message immediately popped open from AT&T where I had to click on the link provided to authenticate (i guess)
4) Browsed successfully!

I tested using Speedtest (download max: 2103 Kbits/s, upload max: 850 Kbits/s), browsed TiPb, used Qik, Twitterific, etc... all seemed to connect fine on Wifi :)

I noticed that you used other applications (Twitterific, etc). Did you try out checking email?

Also...if you are jailbroken, do you have PDAnet installed? (See where I'm going with this...)

I wonder if it would work on my laptop... hmnnn... will have to try it out later :)

It should, provided you follow these steps:

1. Featured Firefox Extension: Mask your browser identification with User Agent Switcher

2. How to: Fake the iPhone User Agent : Pain in the Tech
 
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tx76mike

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Thanks for the links I will definitely try this! Yes, I did get to send/receive email (used it to send the iPhone screenshots I took) Have PDANet too and works as designed :) Thanks again!

I noticed that you used other applications (Twitterific, etc). Did you try out checking email?

Also...if you are jailbroken, do you have PDAnet installed? (See where I'm going with this...)



It should, provided you follow these steps:

1. Featured Firefox Extension: Mask your browser identification with User Agent Switcher

2. How to: Fake the iPhone User Agent : Pain in the Tech
 

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I actually used att wifi today at a starbuck on south beach across from the apple store. But I didn't use it with this new iPhone method. I have att DSL service and get access to free wifi with that account. In this method you just put in your DSL user/pass to get in.

I'll have to try it the other way for the phone soon.
 

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I've been wondering about this free wi-fi stuff in the States. From what I have read it seems that the iPhone deals over there are a lot more expensive then here in the UK.

I run a 3G iPhone on an o2 tariff of ?35 per month. That gives me 600 minutes of calls, 500 texts, unlimited data and wi-fi access from BT Openzone and The Cloud which covers most of the main public areas that you would expect to have wi-fi.

What would that cost in the States in dollars?
 

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Your Wi-Fi access is definitely a plus if it covers a wider scope. ?35 is say approx $56USD. Im with AT&T on a shared family talk plan 2 lines with 700 mins shared, unlimited nights/weekends $69.99, rollover minutes, unlimited internet + 1500 TXT + AT&T wifi (for my line on the 3G) $30 so $99.99 per month. Not too bad... oh and less 15% since Im on a FAN/corp acct.

QUOTE=paulpenny;1458166]I've been wondering about this free wi-fi stuff in the States. From what I have read it seems that the iPhone deals over there are a lot more expensive then here in the UK.

I run a 3G iPhone on an o2 tariff of ?35 per month. That gives me 600 minutes of calls, 500 texts, unlimited data and wi-fi access from BT Openzone and The Cloud which covers most of the main public areas that you would expect to have wi-fi.

What would that cost in the States in dollars?[/QUOTE]
 

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Took a while to get it to work, but it finally did! I have a 3G and is jailbreaked. Basically what I did:

1) Connected to the ATTWiFi Hotspot by going to settings
2) Opened Safari to brows TiPb, and instead it redirected to a page where it asked me for my phone # -- entered my ATT Cell # and clicked submit
3) Text message immediately popped open from AT&T where I had to click on the link provided to authenticate (i guess)
4) Browsed successfully!

I tested using Speedtest (download max: 2103 Kbits/s, upload max: 850 Kbits/s), browsed TiPb, used Qik, Twitterific, etc... all seemed to connect fine on Wifi :)

thanks for sharing . it works :)
 

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Took a while to get it to work, but it finally did! I have a 3G and is jailbreaked. Basically what I did:

1) Connected to the ATTWiFi Hotspot by going to settings
2) Opened Safari to brows TiPb, and instead it redirected to a page where it asked me for my phone # -- entered my ATT Cell # and clicked submit
3) Text message immediately popped open from AT&T where I had to click on the link provided to authenticate (i guess)
4) Browsed successfully!

I tested using Speedtest (download max: 2103 Kbits/s, upload max: 850 Kbits/s), browsed TiPb, used Qik, Twitterific, etc... all seemed to connect fine on Wifi :)

So I guess the key is to wait for the sie to redirect. I was at a Starbucks in the financial district (NY) and connected to the attwifi network but was never able to get a page to display. I will try at a different location tonight or tomorrow.