Starbucks Getting Free WiFi Starting July 1

Posted Jun 14, 2010

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) will have free WiFi starting July 1st according to CEO Howard Schultz.  He announced the news at the Wired Conference in New York.  Yahoo! is working with Starbucks on the free WiFi offer.

AT&T WiFi lets Starbucks customers use the Internet for free for two hours if you have a registered Starbucks card.  If you’re an AT&T customer, you can use the WiFi for free as of right now.  Otherwise it costs $3.99 for two consecutive hours.

When logging in to Starbucks through their WiFi, Yahoo! will serve customers news and other targeted content.  AOL is also in talks with Starbucks about a content deal.