More Than 12 Million AT&T, Starbucks Customers to Get Free Wi-Fi Access for a Rich In-Store Experience

New Offering Includes Two Hours of Free Wi-Fi Service Per Day for Starbucks

Card Holders Beginning this Spring

All 100,000 U.S.-Based Starbucks Partners to Receive Free Wi-Fi at

Starbucks Stores

Feb 11, 2008, 00:00 ET from AT&T Inc.

    SEATTLE and SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc.
 (NYSE:   T) and Starbucks (Nasdaq:   SBUX) today announced plans to deliver
 AT&T Wi-Fi(SM) service at more than 7,000 company-operated Starbucks
 locations across the United States. The initiative brings together two of
 the most recognizable global brands to create a powerful and convenient
 online experience for consumers and business customers. Starbucks and AT&T
 will offer a mix of free and paid Wi-Fi offerings at Starbucks stores to
 meet the needs of both frequent and occasional Starbucks Wi-Fi customers.
     The initiative further expands the AT&T Wi-Fi network, already the
 largest in the United States, to more than 17,000 U.S. hot spots and more
 than 70,000 globally.
     Beginning this spring, Starbucks Card holders can enjoy up to two hours
 of free Wi-Fi service per day at Starbucks locations offering Wi-Fi access,
 while more than 12 million qualifying AT&T broadband and AT&T U-verse(SM)
 Internet customers will have unlimited free access to the Wi-Fi service. In
 addition, more than 5 million of AT&T's remote access services business
 customers will be able to access Wi-Fi service at Starbucks locations. AT&T
 will soon extend the benefits of Wi-Fi at Starbucks to its wireless
     "People want to stay connected to their world 24/7, and Wi-Fi hot
 spots, broadband and wireless make that mobility possible," said Rick
 Welday, AT&T chief marketing officer, Consumer. "Laptops and smartphones
 give us the online mobility we crave, and now millions of AT&T and
 Starbucks customers will get Internet access free from the comfort of their
 neighborhood Starbucks."
     "This is what our customers have been waiting for -- free
 Starbucks-quality Wi-Fi," said Chris Bruzzo, chief technology officer,
 Starbucks Coffee Company. "Through our new partnership with AT&T, we also
 welcome their millions of current customers who can now come in and enjoy
 free Wi-Fi as part of their daily Starbucks Experience."
     As an added benefit for the more than 100,000 Starbucks partners in the
 U.S., all Starbucks partners will receive free AT&T Wi-Fi accounts allowing
 them to use the network in Starbucks company-operated locations offering
 Wi-Fi access.
     "Our new relationship with AT&T gives us the opportunity to expand and
 enhance the range of digital entertainment experiences for our customers as
 well as our partners, including the continued rollout of the iTunes Wi-Fi
 Music Store at Starbucks," said Ken Lombard, president, Starbucks
     In addition to the free Wi-Fi access for qualifying AT&T customers and
 any Starbucks Card holder, customers will be able to purchase tiered access
 to the AT&T Wi-Fi network at Starbucks at attractive price points. For a
 two-hour period, customers will pay just $3.99 per session. Monthly
 membership will also be available for $19.99 per month, and will include
 access to any of AT&T's 70,000 hot spots in 89 countries around the world.
     AT&T business customers who subscribe to remote access services can
 also enjoy unlimited, flat-rate access plans at any Starbucks location
 offering Wi-Fi service or at other AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots.
     Additionally, AT&T is providing Starbucks an enterprise-class network
 with increased bandwidth and redundancy. AT&T's underlying network
 technologies will enable a wide range of business applications and help
 Starbucks stores operate more efficiently.
     "Delivering networking capabilities to help a world-class company such
 as Starbucks achieve greater business velocity is what we do," said Welday.
 "Our work with Starbucks is collaborative innovation at its finest."
     The availability of AT&T Wi-Fi service at Starbucks will take place on
 a market-by-market basis with store implementation beginning this spring
 and completed by the end of the year.
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