Ever want to surf the web at your favorite retail location? Now you can – wirelessly. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Borders Books & Music offer WiFi connections available for web surfing in nationwide locations. So you can check your email while sipping a latte or surf the web with the latest best seller.
Some of these locations offer WiFi service through T Mobile. You must have an account, as well as a WiFi card to connect. In most spots you can sign up on the spot, or before you leave the house here.
Plans are offered on a one-time, monthly or annual basis. Though one price might look like the best deal, be sure to read the fine print. Early termination could cost you a hefty fee if not done within the first 30 days. There are other hidden costs in each of the plans, so do your research before ordering any of them.
The biggest retail locations offered by T Mobile are the national chains: Starbucks and Borders, but there are also locations available in airport lounges. You can check out where services are offered here Boingo also offers nationwide WIFI access. To find one of their locations, which are mostly in hotels and airports, click here.
by D.L. Corbett for Tech Trends