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    ATT Offers Free Wifi on its Hotspots and at Starbucks for two devices !

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    You guessed it the iPhone but also our beloved Bold !!

    It remains to be seen whether or not AT&T’s recently re-re-re-announced free WiFi for iPhone users offer will actually stick this time. AT&T is basically the boy who cried wolf at this point thanks to a handful of misfires. It looks like we may have to give them the benefit of the doubt this time around however, as AT&T ninjas are now reporting that another handset looks like it will be the recipient of some free WiFi love at AT&T hotspots around the country. That handset - the BlackBerry Bold. Word just came in that launch documentation being delivered to AT&T store managers indeed references the same free WiFi offer for the Bold that has just today been revived for the iPhone. We would imagine this offer will continue to pop up for a variety of 3G handsets moving forward. Why? As generous as it seems on the surface, AT&T may indeed have a few ulterior motives behind handing out free WiFi like it’s going out of style. Reports of network issues have been flowing steadily in recent history and may even be the cause behind certain delayed service releases. Giving customers an incentive to make use of its free WiFi offer is likely an effort to lessen the strain on AT&T’s 3G networks which have sometimes been slowed to GPRS-like speeds in certain areas. It remains to be seen whether or not this new offer will help the matter but in the mean time, let’s hope customers do indeed get some free WiFi with that Bold purchase.
    source : http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/...hones-anymore/

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    Makes sense to me to free up all the 3g they can. Good story happier ending!
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    I was in a local Starbucks with a group of friends and Volkswagen people last night. To of my friends have iphones. One was downloading a file. Jokingly I say, "how long is that going to take on your nationwide 3g network?" He replies, "well I'm on wifi right now. Only on EDGE otherwise."

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    Quote Originally Posted by eazid View Post
    I was in a local Starbucks with a group of friends and Volkswagen people last night. To of my friends have iphones. One was downloading a file. Jokingly I say, "how long is that going to take on your nationwide 3g network?" He replies, "well I'm on wifi right now. Only on EDGE otherwise."

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    haha nice lol. ATT really has some work to do on their 3G ... is it even 7.2mbps or "only" 3.6mbps ?

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    For the last few months I have been using nothing but 3G on my Bold for Internet. It is alot more easy than trying to connect to some of these WiFi services. This may change as more people jump on the 3G highway but right now in Jax, Fl it is FAST!

    It would really be nice if some of these WiFi probviders would just open up their network rather than make you jump thru hoops! It simply is not that expensive to provide WiFi these days and to get someone to stick around and buy that extra cup of coffee or pastry, I would think theu would let you enjoy your WiFi without a hassel!

    I am hoping the Bold intoduction will not put that much of a load on AT&T's 3G network in Jacksonville. From what I understand the iPhone sucks up resources compared to the Bold and there will be many more iPhones than Bolds for a long time!

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