T-Mobile Sues Starbucks Over AT&T Wi-Fi Transition

coffee_laptop.jpgGuess we should have seen this one coming: T-Mobile is suing Starbucks, accusing the coffee behemoth of a breach of contract by allowing AT&T to provide customers with free Wi-Fi access in its cafes, CNET News reports:

“In a complaint filed Thursday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, T-Mobile says Starbucks secretly developed a plan with AT&T to provide Wi-Fi at its cafes, despite an exclusive partnership with T-Mobile. T-Mobile, which is seeking unspecified damages, alleges the companies broke an agreement over how Starbucks should transition the service from T-Mobile to AT&T.”

Last week, after a long slog of a roll-out, AT&T began offering two hours of free Wi-Fi at Starbucks, near the end of Starbucks’ phase-out of its seven-year relationship with T-Mobile.

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