Imagine my surprise when I read this article yesterday about Starbuck’s beginning to offer free Wi-Fi beginning July 1, 2010. I wrote an article in February expressing my disappointment in Starbuck’s charging for Wi-Fi. I have to say that this is a long time coming and a little behind the times in the market. Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread and even many Mc Donald’s locations have been offering free Wi-Fi for a while.
Some of the highlights on the details:
- Free – Wi-Fi – no Starbucks Card required
- One-Click – no username or password required
- Unlimited – no time limit – there used to be a 2 hour restriction
Since I dissed Starbuck’s in my previous post, I thought it was only fair to report that they will be catching up with the times shortly. Starbuck’s does offer a variety of gluten-free snacks and drinks. Please be cautious when ordering any of the Frappaccinos, as there have been some changes made to the base mixes. You can read more about the changes here and there is some clarification here.
Now, back to business – laying on the beach!