After a long await, AT&T finally has officially announced its plan to offer free Wi-Fi access for iPhone owners. The free service will be available at thousands of hotspots nationwide which the access points are installed and offered by AT&T including Starbucks, Airport, Hotels, Universities, Convention Centers, Sports Centers, Restaurants, Book Stores and Supermarkets.

The iPhone owners can gain free Wi-Fi access at AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots with the below steps:

  1. Activate Wi-Fi from the setting icon on iPhone.
  2. Select “attwfi” from the list of available networks.
  3. Enter 10 digit mobile number and check the box to agree the Acceptable Use Policy. Then, tap “Continue”.
  4. After that, a text message from AT&T with a secure link to AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot will be received. The user will not be charged for the text message.
  5. The SMS link will only be valid for 24 hours at the location it was requested. Another request must be submitted when using another hotspot location.
  6. Open the text message and tap on the link for 24-hour access to the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot.

Please note that, AT&T Wi-Fi service already be free to it high-speed internet customers but for those like to use has to pay either $20 a month or $4 per session.