Thursday, June 5, 2008

T-Mobile Files Suit Against Starbucks

T-Mobile has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks alleging breach of contract over their partnership to provide Wi-Fi services. According to media sources, T-Mobile's complaint centers on secret planning that Starbucks undertook with AT&T to provide free Internet service at more than 7,000 U.S. Starbucks stores. http:/www.tmobile.com

  • In April 2008, AT&T started the rollout of its Wi-Fi service in Starbucks cafes across the U.S. As of May 1, qualifying AT&T high speed Internet and Wi-Fi customers have been offered complimentary Wi-Fi access at more than 7,000 Starbucks locations nationwide as they become available. AT&T customers can connect to the Internet from Wi-Fi enabled company-operated Starbucks locations nationwide by selecting "ATTWiFi" after powering up their computers.

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