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For whatever the reason, AT&T’s site breifly announced that iPhone users would now be able to utilize free Wi-Fi.

“AT&T knows Wi-Fi is hot, and free Wi-Fi even hotter, which is why we are proud to offer iPhone customers free access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi hot-spot network with more than 17,000 hot spots, including Starbucks. Now users can relax and access music, e-mail, and Web browsing services with their favorite blend in hand from the comfort of their favorite location.”

Of course, shortly after several bloggers had time to announce the news, AT&T took down the notice. The really amusing part is, this is actually the second time this has happened. And not only the second time, but the second time in the last six months. Bravo.

“We have not made any announcement regarding free Wi-Fi and iPhone,” said Wes Warnock, AT&T spokesperson. “The Web page was posted in error and is being removed.”

Right. Yes, we gathered that it was an error. Still, when asked why this false information had been published twice, he had no comment. I can’t beat them up too much, but at the same time, you just have to imagine AT&T sitting there going, “Man, can you BELIEVE they fell for that old trick TWICE?”

Sore-nosed users are no doubt starting to get the idea that there is not, in fact, any stain on their shirts; and by “stain” I mean “free Wi-Fi”, by “shirts” I mean “mobile devices”. Time to stop looking down. [CNET]

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