This spring Starbucks will brew up a mix of free and paid wireless Internet service in more than 7,000 of its U.S. coffee shops this spring. The new service will be done in tandem with AT&T, which ends a six-year partnership Starbucks had with T-Mobile.
Customers that use the Starbucks purchase card will get two hours of free wireless access per day. After that, access will cost $3.99 for a two hour block of time. Monthly memberships can be bought for $19.99 and includes access to any of AT&T’s 70,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. Users who already use AT&T as their Internet service provider will have unlimited access at Starbucks.