Earlier today, AT&T issued the following text message to its iPhone-using subscribers:
“AT&T Free Msg: Your Apple iPhone new has free AT&T Wi-Fi access at thousands of hotspots nationwide, including Starbucks. For info visit www.att.com/attwifi
This announcement ends the drama surrounding the months of speculation regarding the premature free Wi-Fi announcements that kept popping up on AT&T’s various websites and teasing iPhone users everywhere. It also removes any doubts about the participation of Starbucks. This also ends recent speculation that this announcement was delayed due to lack of infrastructure that was capable of supporting all the iPhones released into the wild.
To see a full list of available WiFi spots, visit this AT&T locator.
This also might mean that the missing-in-action Starbucks iTunes Store App may reappear.