Finally, Starbucks came to its senses. The ubiquitous coffee giant will begin offering unlimited free WiFi starting July 1, 2010. Previously, you had to register your Starbucks card, maintain a certain balance, and have used it regularly to get a free connection, and then only for two hours.
This move will certainly attract more customers and maybe win back those who switched to McDonald’s for their cheaper coffee and free WiFi.
Other places to get free Wifi:
Barnes & Noble – no purchase necessary
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – technically no purchase necessary as WiFi code appears in super small font at the bottom of their TV monitors, but you’ll probably end up buying a drink or pastry
Peet’s Coffee – purchase necessary as WiFi access code is printed at the bottom of your receipt
Panera Bread – technically no purchase necessary but you’ll probably buy a sandwich anyway
Cosi – same as Panera
Readers added these suggestions:
Your local library
Local indie coffee shop
Colleges and universities
Where do you go for free WiFi?