All AT&T broadband subscribers will be offered free unlimited access to the company’s Wi-Fi network, from next week onwards.
Owing to the burgeoning popularity of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, the San Antonio, Texas, USA-headquartered company was keen to give its subscribers further alternatives to access the web-on-the-move. From prominent spots like McDonald’s to Barnes & Noble bookstores along with several other airports, restaurants, coffee shops and sporting venues, the Wi-Fi service will be available at more than 10,000 locations in the United States.
However, this exciting offer can only be availed by new and existing users who sign up for AT&T’s broadband services, such as AT&T Yahoo High Speed Internet or FastAccess DSL, with downstream speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps, 3.0 Mbps, or 6.0 Mbps.
For new customers, Wi-Fi connectivity will be activated by the company itself, when they sign up for a fresh new broadband service and complete the setup and the registration process
To receive free Wi-Fi, AT&T users who own Wi-Fi-enabled mobile phones will have to subscribe to one of those services with downstream speeds of 1.5 Mbps or above. A mere AT&T data plan on your device won’t meet the requirement.
With AT&T’s new offer, all broadband customers under its service will be able to save as much as $60 a year, along with an annual saving of around $240 compared with AT&T Wi-Fi costs for consumers who do not have an AT&T broadband plan.
In addition, AT&T also announced that by next month, it will kick off a new broadband service titles AT&T Yahoo High Speed Internet Max to its U-verse customer base. With this initiative, subscribers will be able to enjoy downstream speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upstream speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps.
AT&T Yahoo High Speed Internet Max along with the U-verse TV, will cost users $55 per month. U-verse TV is AT&T’s range of Internet Protocol-based products and services; they include U-verse TV and high-speed Internet access. Free Wi-Fi access will come bundled for these customers.