The BGR had some good news today for folks that have laptops (and possibly all smartphones later on) letting them know that effective tomorrow, May 20th, there will be FREE WiFi Access to over 17,000 WiFi locations throughout the U.S. if you are a Laptop Connect Customer with a plan that is $60 or higher. What will you get? Customers will have unlimited access to over 17,000 WiFi locations at no extra charge including locations in Starbucks and McDonalds. Customers will need three things for this free access:
A laptop card. FREE WiFi for Smartphones is not available yet, but will be later in 2008.
The latest version of Communication Manager (version 6.8). Once loaded this version will automatically log onto AT&T hotspots.
A Laptop Connect plan of $60 or greater.