AT&T posts, pulls free iPhone Wi-Fi access page

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AT&T posted to its Web site details of free Wi-Fi access it is offering at hotspots around the country, then pulled it almost as fast.

Details about AT&T’s plans to offer free Wi-Fi for iPhone users first appeared in May, but shortly after posting details of the plan, AT&T pulled them again. AT&T is the sole provider of data and voice plans for iPhone users in the United States.

It seems to be like May all over again. Shortly after AT&T posted details of the free Wi-Fi access, it pulled them down. Now clicking on that page link leads to a 404 error.

According to the details of the page that appeared briefly on AT&T’s Web site, AT&T says it has more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. The company counts 12 airports, 31 hotels, 23 universities, 18 convention centers, five sports centers, 8,000 or more restaurants, 700 or more bookstores and more than 50 supermarkets.

Editor's note: Added information about the page being pulled offline, again. But we saw it this time, we swear, folks. It was real.

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