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How do you find public AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots?

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Information on AT&T's Wi-Fi hot spots is available on ATT.com under AT&T Maps. The site allows users to search for Wi-Fi access points as well as wireless coverage and retail store locations. Users can enter their address, ZIP code or nearby landmark in order to return a list of results with specific access point addresses.

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Individuals can also filter their results based on location type such as hotel and convention center venues as well as Starbucks or Barnes and Noble stores. Subscribers can email or text themselves directions to any hotspot, and the site provides hotspot details such as network SSID names.

Many businesses also feature signage indicating that they provide AT&T Wi-Fi services, with tens of thousands of hotspots available. The company's WI-Fi network is available exclusively to its subscribers, including those with Internet rather than mobile phone accounts. The network requires subscribers to provide their member IDs and account passwords and that they be within 150 feet of the emitter. Customers without accounts can also sign up for the company's On the Spot pay-per-use service to gain access to free Wi-Fi. Additionally, customers do not need to use a mobile device compatible with AT&T's regular wireless network, as any device with Wi-Fi connectivity, including those from competitors on different networks such as Verizon, is compatible.

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