In a press release today, AT&T has started to offer free WiFi as part of their LaptopConnect data plans.
The users can access 17,000 hot spot locations of which 7,000 are Starbucks where AT&T has replaced T-Mobile recently in providing its customers with WiFi access. Current LaptopConnect customers will be alerted by a pop up when they are in range of a AT&T hot spot at which point they will have to download the latest AT&T Communication Manager to take advantage of the free service.
Customers with the $59.99 monthly access or higher on the LaptopConnect plan are eligible for the free service. The new AT&T Communication Manager can be downloaded here.