Oh, *that’s* what they mean by “registered card”

I knew that having a “registered” Starbucks Card gave me 2 free hours of AT&T WiFi access, but I’d never actually needed it before today. When I asked the barista how to use the WiFi, he said “all you need is a registered card” — but my card had been registered since I got it and it had no instructions, and the login screen that AT&T put up was, unsurprisingly, useless.

So I dug out my iPhone and plowed through the Starbucks site, eventually logging in at the Starbucks Gold Card page.

Once logged in, I found a “Wi-Fi” link, which let me set up an AT&T account, which let me get onto the network, just in time to have to leave.

But I’ll be set for next trip.