Starbucks announced today that it has inked a deal for WiFi services with AT&T that will take effect this spring. The deal also marks an end to Starbucks six-year-old deal with T-Mobile USA for WiFi hotspots. The AT&T-Starbucks deal will bring coffee drinkers a mix of both paid and free WiFi service at the coffee company's more than 7,000 U.S. locations.
Starbucks said users of its Starbucks membership card will receive two hours of free wireless access each day, while subsequent two hour blocks will cost $3.99. The company also plans to offer monthly memberships at $19.99 that include access to any AT&T hotspot nationwide. Current AT&T hotspot subscribers will also have access to the service at Starbucks.
For more on the deal:
- read this press release