Here's why AT&T Starbucks free Wi-Fi doesn't include AT&T cell customers

Here's why AT&T Starbucks free Wi-Fi doesn't include AT&T cell customers

Summary: By now, many of you have heard that the 7,000 U.S.

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By now, many of you have heard that the 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Wi-Fi locations will be switching their Wi-Fi service provider from adding an alternative to T-Mobile. That alternative access will be via AT&T's Wi-Fi network.

The agreement, which will offer up to two hours of free Wi-Fi a day to rencard_245×154.jpg Starbucks Card holders, also will offer unlimited free Wi-Fi access to more than 12 million qualifying AT&T broadband and AT&T U-verse Internet customers, as well as 5 million of AT&T’s remote access services business customers.

To that, I have a simple question.

Why doesn't the free AT&T Starbucks Wi-Fi offer include AT&T Mobility customers?

Could it be that AT&T fears that by doing this, it would cannibalize AT&T Mobility minutes?

Topics: Wi-Fi, Networking, AT&T

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