AT&T Free Wi-Fi for iPhone Users


I recently received the first ever AT&T Free Message I’ve ever been happy to see:

AT&T Free Msg: Your Apple iPhone now has free AT&T Wi-Fi access at thousands of hotspots nationwide, including Starbucks*. For info visit www.att.com/attwifi.

The message was welcome news, as I travel extensively and the 3G network sucks the battery life from your phone pretty rapidly and isn’t yet dependable in all areas.

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Here’s the process for connecting, as per the AT&T website:

  • Activate Wi-Fi from the settings icon on your iPhone
  • Select “attwifi” from the list of available networks
  • Enter your 10-digit mobile number and check the box to agree to the Acceptable Use Policy. Tap ‘continue’
  • You will receive a text message from AT&T with a secure link to the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot. You will not be charged for the text message.
  • The SMS link will only be valid for 24 hours at the location it was requested. Another request must be submitted when using another hotspot location.
  • Open the text message and tap on the link for 24-hour access to the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot

Sounds easy enough. To find hotspots, you can access the list of AT&T Wireless Hotspots No word on what the charge is (if any) for international hotspots.