At the beginning of June 2010, every Starbucks location in the USA made plans to offer free WiFi to everyone. In the USA, Starbucks WiFi is controlled through AT&T, which is not a company operating in Canada. The problem with the Starbucks announcement was that Canada was left out (big surprise).
In Canada, our Starbucks WiFi locations are run through Bell. Through Bell, users can receive two hours for free per day by signing up for an account or opt to pay for access. However, if you have an iPad with a Bell SIM card, you automatically receive free WiFi access as per your Bell service.
This free WiFi with Bell service on your iPad is also one of the main advantages to getting Bell for your iPad, as opposed to Rogers, considering that the prices for data are identical.
In the latest news, effective July 1, 2010, Starbucks has changed its policy and is offering free WiFi access to all of Canada as well. Starbucks has reached a deal with Bell and WiFi is now accessible through a single-click sign-in with no time limits.
This also means that you can use your iPad at Starbucks absolutely free! Whether you have Bell service or Rogers service on your iPad, or have the WiFi-only iPad, you get 100% free WiFi access at Starbucks locations across Canada!
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