Will I be able to surf the net for FREE at Starbucks?

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SF_VR6

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I know we will soon get access to the iTunes music store on our iDevices but can I sit there and surf the net at Starbucks without any additional logging in?
 

ahaxton

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I know we will soon get access to the iTunes music store on our iDevices but can I sit there and surf the net at Starbucks without any additional logging in?
I don't think so, isn't their wifi agreement with tmobile. Who knows I guess since they have that iTunes store thing situated with Starbucks. I guess that'd be wifi through tmobile? Wonder who will be providing the net access...
 

seb481

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Of course NOT. Remember Apple is just here to rip you off! They just want you to buy their products so the only think you'll be able to do is buy music and videos from iTunes.
 

minivini

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In a word - no. The Starbucks agreement only allows you to access the current song playing at Starbucks (their XM channel) and the previous ten through iTunes. It has nothing to do with internet access. You'll still have to have a connection.
 
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I work for Starbucks. Any time on the acutal wi-fi internet (not an iTunes port) is controlled by TMobile. So yes you could sit in starbucks and be online for free....but not using wi-fi.

ps. getting mad and saying Apple is there to rip you off is just plain retarded. they are a businesss, not a phlianthropic org. They are here to make money and why is it bad that they want control over their products? They are theirs after all....
 

webb

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I work for Starbucks. Any time on the acutal wi-fi internet (not an iTunes port) is controlled by TMobile. So yes you could sit in starbucks and be online for free....but not using wi-fi.

ps. getting mad and saying Apple is there to rip you off is just plain retarded. they are a businesss, not a phlianthropic org. They are here to make money and why is it bad that they want control over their products? They are theirs after all....
Thank you for that! I am as mad as the next guy but I still understand that Apple is in businesss to make money. Alot of people have forgotten that in the last 48 hours. Also, Apple is very protective of its intellectual property as well as physical. Stands to reason.....


FW
 

Alexander

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Yeah it's sort of like Google. People for some reason think they're some sort of charitable organization that puts the customer before money. Some may argue the customer does come first sometimes. Why? To make more money!
 

SmartAlx

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Yeah it's sort of like Google. People for some reason think they're some sort of charitable organization that puts the customer before money. Some may argue the customer does come first sometimes. Why? To make more money!
Google makes their money by being charitable. The more services they give to the general public, the more people use their services and see their advertising, which is where they make their money.

That's completely different from the way that Apple operates.
 

SmartAlx

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Then that's hardly charitable isn't it?
They encourage us to use their tools by giving us great tools. In the end, they give us great tools. Their method to making money is to give us great tools and charging advertisers, rather than sleezeball tactics like charging their biggest fans an extra 50% of actual money to beta test a new product.
 

x999x

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I work for Starbucks. Any time on the acutal wi-fi internet (not an iTunes port) is controlled by TMobile. So yes you could sit in starbucks and be online for free....but not using wi-fi.

ps. getting mad and saying Apple is there to rip you off is just plain retarded. they are a businesss, not a phlianthropic org. They are here to make money and why is it bad that they want control over their products? They are theirs after all....
Wow a Hat Trick of thanks in one post.

Impressive, and thanks for the heads up!
 

x999x

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They encourage us to use their tools by giving us great tools. In the end, they give us great tools. Their method to making money is to give us great tools and charging advertisers, rather than sleezeball tactics like charging their biggest fans an extra 50% of actual money to beta test a new product.
You should really check your facts before making such a sharp point! :O

If you take your argument and turn it back around on google you'd find that it also applies, yikes!

Case in point:

Gmail is still in beta, yet they are still making money off it's users through the contextual advertisements throughout. Let me add that they are making A LOT of money. I work with them indirectly as an affiliate, and the money we make is atronomical so I know what they are making is tenfold what us little fish get.

Sorry, you have a great point, but it's so good that it works no matter who you aim it at :p
 
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I work for Starbucks. Any time on the acutal wi-fi internet (not an iTunes port) is controlled by TMobile. So yes you could sit in starbucks and be online for free....but not using wi-fi.
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