This comes hot on the heels of AT&T's free WiFi in Times Square movement, which was met with some groans by NYC locals — seems that only tourists would enjoy the free Internet there. Now, if you can find a Starbucks with an empty chair, it's all yours beginning July 1. If for some reason you can't find a Starbucks in your area (or don't want to trudge through the lines), there are some other free WiFi options for you after the break.
- Barnes & Noble offers free in-store WiFi to customers, allowing them to browse the 'net and read from over 700,000 ebook titles.
- Get your WiFi fix at the UK staple Pret A Manger.
- Even fast-food joints are in on the deal — select McDonald's and Jack in the Box restaurants are giving up the WiFi goods.
- Not just for holiday travel anymore, more and more airports are adding free WiFi to the list of amenities for passengers, so check your airport before you go.
- Still not satisfied? Find your local free WiFi hotspot with these tools.