November 25, 2008
Free Wifi at McDonalds on the iPhone

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...

No login.
No registration.
No ads.
No headache.

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


Yeah, this is pretty much the same as how Starbucks does it. Very useful. Anyway, thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll stop by for an apple pie.

Posted by: Doug [] on November 25, 2008 12:09 PM

Not on topic, but I thought this important for Michael. Consider tasting then reviewing the following site's confections, especially the white ones.

Posted by: Docmatt [] on November 25, 2008 11:50 PM
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