I was in McDonalds waiting to order my coffee when I pulled out my iPhone to check the internets. A wifi hotspot popped up and this is what I saw:
It seems that AT&T bought Waypoint, the wifi provider, eariler this month and we are seeing the fruit of that acquisition. Free wifi for the iPhone? I'll give it a try.
I entered my mobile phone number and got a message to wait for a text message.
Sure enough, the message arrived almost instantly.
And boom, I'm on the interwebs. In about 10-20 seconds...
Just some sweet, sweet wifi provided in a way you can actually use it easily.
Props to AT&T, Waypoint, and McDonalds for quick work on creating a great service. I'm going to check at the local Starbucks today if it works the same. If only I could register my phone with T-mobile Hotspot to work the same way, I'd be in heaven.Posted by michael at November 25, 2008 09:17 AM