I found myself in a McDonald’s this morning with about an hour to kill. I ordered a coffee and a Big Breakfast, which isn’t all that big. This left me with 50 minutes remaining and a cup of medium-strength joe.
So like any good MacGeek, I opened up my PowerBook in search of wireless networks. Lo and behold, SBC FreedomLink appeared in my AirPort list of networks. “Great,” I thought, “yet another service to sign up for.”
I use T-Mobile at Starbucks and don’t really have any complaints other than the expense. In certain airports I’ve tapped into Wayport, and it’s just fine. But FreedomLink? What the heck is that?
The sign-up page had the usual pricing options, plus a fields for “user name” and “password.” Since I’m already an SBC DSL customer, I entered the info for my DSL account.
I spent the next 50 minutes answering email and updating O’Reilly web sites. The coffee even began to taste good. The only thing is, I’m wondering if this is a value-added service for existing SBC customers, or if I’m going to get a $6 charge my next phone bill?
Now, only if the breakfasts were a little better at McDonalds…
Does anyone have the inside scoop on SBC’s FreedomLink service?