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Old 09-24-2007, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I happen to be at Starbuck's today and wanted to get onto the internet. I received a message (not the exact words) that my browser must be up-dated to use with Starbuck's WiFi.
Anyone have any info on this problem?
Phone service was just OK, but worked on the WiFi.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i want to know more about wifi surfing on this phone with "public" wifi networks....

chances are, since starbucks already made a deal with apple, tmo users are hosed.
i got turned off to their coffee a while back anyway....oh well
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I am in starbucks with my laptop the wifi is not free. Maybe that is your problem
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As far as I know, all tmo hotspot @home phones (incl. BB 8320) will be able to use the HotSpot at Starbucks and Kinkos/FedEX spots free of charge, with no special login process. It's a built in feature of the phones, if you will. If you want to make unlimited calls over UMA/wi-fi, you need to purchase that add-on (I think it's 9.99/mo right now..) If you don't have the add-on, your calls over UMA will just be subtracted out of the minutes from whatever voice plan you have.
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and yes, their coffee sucks, but that wouldn't stop me from mooching their wi-fi ;)
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and yes, their coffee sucks, but that wouldn't stop me from mooching their wi-fi ;)
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i didn't know that starbucks was a tmo hotspot. now i know. still will avoid that place due to the nasty coffee and that all the apple-geeks will be crowding it soon sporting geeky ipods....


@ least now we know Jobs is ruining his teeth with that coffee/kerosene

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T-Mobile has a separate HotSpot access plan that they sell for $20 a month. Not to be confused with the H@H addon which just give you unlimited minutes over any wifi connection. It is apparently included with the WM data plan. I don't know if it possible to get on the HotSpot with just a Blackberry data plan.
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I happen to be at Starbuck's today and wanted to get onto the internet. I received a message (not the exact words) that my browser must be up-dated to use with Starbuck's WiFi.
Anyone have any info on this problem?
Phone service was just OK, but worked on the WiFi.
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Fellow members, I have a Tmo voice, data and H@H plan. When at Starbuck, using their WiFi I get an update your browser type message when trying to get onto the internet.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem. I was using to built-in browser, perhaps I should try Mini-Opra? any thoughts?
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I have a T-Mobile Hotspot account (just added H@H today) and was able to get onto Starbucks (two different places) and Border's (another T-Mobile Hotspot site) fine. Once it gave me an error and I reran the Setup WiFi Wizard and it came up fine.
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I don't know if it possible to get on the HotSpot with just a Blackberry data plan.
That would definitely work, as long as you're on an 8320. Just don't expect free unlimited calls unless you've got the Hotspot @home add-on thing.
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Have you verified this with an 8320 or is this an assumption?
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Have you verified this with an 8320 or is this an assumption?
It works for me. I went to a Starbucks and a Borders today, and was able to get a WiFi+UMA connection at both with no special login required. Since I just have the BIS add-on, and no HotSpot or H@H, I think mayormullet's theory about it being built into the phone may have some merit.
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i want to know more about wifi surfing on this phone with "public" wifi networks....

chances are, since starbucks already made a deal with apple, tmo users are hosed.
i got turned off to their coffee a while back anyway....oh well
Not really...

T-mobile made a deal with Starbucks to have their service there.

If Apple was trying to get rid of T-mobile, I am sure T-mobile will try to beat them to it.

Starbucks is too big for T-mobile to lose them.

So I am sure Starbucks made a deal with Apple so they can continue having T-mobile.

What I am wondering about is, are we going to end up seeing Starbucks having AT&T Wi Fi and T-mobile's HotSpot there?
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