A Coffee and Some Free Internet
AT&T wins Starbucks' Wi-Fi business, offering up to two hours of free access per day at 7,000 coffee shops.After a six-year run with T-Mobile providing Wi-Fi access to its 7,000 coffee shops, Starbucks said Feb. 11 that AT&T will be its new carrier for wireless service. The ubiquitous chain is also brewing up a new deal for Wi-Fi customers: up to two hours of free Wi-Fi service per day. In addition, all Starbucks partners will receive free Wi-Fi accounts allowing them to use the network in Starbucks company-operated locations. AT&T said more than 12 million qualifying AT&T broadband and AT&T U-verse Internet customers will have unlimited free access to Starbuck's Wi-Fi service.
"This is what our customers have been waiting for-free Starbucks-quality Wi-Fi," Starbucks Chief Technology Officer Chris Bruzzo said in a statement.
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