Though not confirmed by AT&T, it appears that AT&T hotspots are now enabling free WiFi access to iPhone users. Several WiFi hotspots that folks tried offered iPhone users a custom portal to access free WiFi. A special formatted page asks the user for the iPhone mobile-phone number in order to access WiFi for free.
It's about time. Since last July, subscribers to AT&T's highest-speed DSL services have received free access to its WiFi hotspots throughout the country. In January, it began offering free WiFi to all DSL subscribers. But iPhone users have been left out of the fray.
For more about iPhone users being able to access free WiFi at AT&T hotspots:
- check out this report from MacRumors.com
- AT&T gives all DSL subs free WiFi access
- AT&T gives free WiFi to DSL subs, but not to iPhone users