AT&T has announced the commencement of the AT&T Wi-Fi service at the company- operated Starbucks stores. From 1st May, AT&T’s high speed Internet and Wi-Fi customers will be able to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access at more than 7,000 Starbucks locations across the US.
“With the power of our Wi-Fi network, and through our partnership with Starbucks, we’re strengthening our ability to meet the needs of today’s mobile consumer virtually anywhere and everywhere,” Randall Stephenson, Chairman and chief executive officer AT&T said. “Expanding our reach across company-operated Starbucks locations nationwide helps us bridge the gap between our wired and wireless offerings and affirms AT&T’s commitment to connect people with their worlds, everywhere they live and work.”
“We continue to build on the experience we know our customers expect from us,” stated Chris Bruzzo, chief technology officer, Starbucks. “By partnering with AT&T as our U.S. Wi-Fi provider we aim to deliver a better value, greater convenience and seamless connectivity in a mobility centric world to our customers.”
As of May 1, qualifying AT&T customers can connect to the Internet from Wi-Fi enabled company-operated Starbucks locations just by selecting “ATTWiFi”. For other customers, AT&T Wi-Fi service will reach company-operated Starbucks spots on a market-by-market basis all through the year. The experience will include a mix of free and paid connection choices for both frequent as well as occasional Wi-Fi users and eligible Starbucks customers.