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ATT Giveth, ATT Taketh Away

ATT Giveth, ATT Taketh Away

Although it was discovered as a "feature" a week ago, it's not official until AT&T says it is. And finally on Thursday the ability of iPhone users to use AT&T hotspots at their 17,000 locations was added to the details of the iPhone plan on AT&T website.  Then they removed it again.

AT&T's iPhone website (under 'Plans' tab) has been updated to reveal that each iPhone plan now includes access to their "more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, including Starbucks all for use in the U.S."

It was first revealed last week that AT&T had quietly begun offering iPhone users access to their Wi-Fi hotspots for free (including Starbucks and Barnes & Noble). No official announcement had been made, however, and the service was abruptly turned off a few days later.

Update: AT&T has changed the text on their site to remove the Wi-fi reference.


So why can't they make up their minds? Possibly it's because of the user agent hole that allows users who change the user agent on their browser to user AT&T hotspots without a real iPhone. Or maybe they're just indecisive.
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 Could be due to bandwidth problems.

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