AT&T’s LaptopConnect customers can now access more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hot spots free of charge. Users can access Wi-Fi at nearly 7,000 participating Starbucks locations plus thousands more AT&T Wi-FiSM locations, including restaurants, airports, hotels and other convenient locations across the United States. The offer is available to customers who subscribe to a DataConnect plan of $59.99 or more.

Qualifying LaptopConnect customers will now automatically receive a pop-up message alerting them to Wi-Fi availability when in range of an AT&T hot spot.  At that point, customers who have downloaded the latest AT&T Communication Manager software to their laptop PC just need to click Connect to access the Wi-Fi connectivity. 

Note:  AT&T Landline customers with certain DSL packages have been able to access this for some time.  Although recently AT&T took over the HotSpot in all Starbucks.  This was previously supplied by T-Mobile.