Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
05/20/08 10:17 AM
AT&T Launches Free Wi-Fi for LaptopConnect Customers

Want to move your office to the hottest spot in town? Go right ahead. ATnT today announced that qualifying LaptopConnect customers can now access more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hot spots free of charge. Users can access Wi-Fi at nearly 7,000 participating Starbucks locations plus thousands more AT&T Wi-FiSM locations, including restaurants, airports, hotels and other convenient locations across the United States. Here is more info:

AT&T LaptopConnect uses AT&T?s wireless network to keep customers connected to e-mail, the Internet and business applications almost anywhere they can make a phone call. Qualifying LaptopConnect customers will now automatically receive a pop-up message alerting them to Wi-Fi availability when in range of an AT&T hot spot. At that point, customers who have downloaded the latest AT&T Communication Manager software to their laptop PC just need to click Connect to access the Wi-Fi connectivity. The offer is available to customers who subscribe to a DataConnect plan of $59.99 or more.? AT&T Communication Manager comes with new LaptopConnect cards and is available for free at www.att.com/laptopconnect.

"The combination of the nation?s largest wireless and Wi-Fi networks is unbeatable," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Business Mobility Products for AT&T?s wireless unit. "It?s the ultimate in mobility for laptops ? AT&T?s wireless network plus more than 17,000 Wi-Fi locations."

AT&T also offers free Wi-Fi access to qualifying broadband subscribers. The company plans to expand free Wi-Fi access to additional wireless customers in the future.

When not in a hot spot, AT&T LaptopConnect cards operate on AT&T?s wireless network, which provides DSL-like speeds on the company?s 3G network in more than 275 markets in the U.S., reaching nearly 350 markets by year end. AT&T?s wireless network also offers data connectivity across AT&T?s EDGE network which covers more than 13,000 cities and towns and some 40,000 miles of major highways. Internationally, AT&T can offer customers data access in more than 145 countries and 3G roaming in 60 countries.

For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com. For more information on AT&T LaptopConnect, visit www.att.com/laptopconnect.



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