T-Mobile Provides Free Wifi to Hurricane Katrina’s Victims

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T-Mobile is showing itself to be a class act in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. T-Mobile is offering free wireless Internet access through its T-Mobile wifi “hotspot” network in those locations which felt Katrina’s wrath. The free wifi offer includes T-Mobile Hotspot locations in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Said T-Mobile’s public statement, “In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, T-Mobile HotSpot is offering free Wi-Fi Internet service at many of its nearly 66 locations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama which have not been forced to close due to the storm.


The free service is intended for those who have been displaced from their homes or are seeking refuge from the hurricane. All people in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama needing internet access for communication purposes may visit any open Starbucks, Borders Books or FedEx Kinko’s location throughout the state. There will be no charge for T-Mobile HotSpot service, at these locations, through the end of day Friday, September 2, 2005. The situation will be re-evaluated at that time to determine if the free service will continue.”

Way to go, T-Mobile!

T-Mobile wifi Hotspots are available in Borders, Starbucks, Kinko’s, Hyatt and Red Roof Inn hotels, and in airlines lounges belonging to American, Delta, and US Airways, although the free wifi is only being offered through Borders, Starbucks, and Kinkos (perhaps due to how T-Mobile has their contracts set up with those locations versus hotels and airlines).

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On a sidenote, I think we probably have 66 T-Mobile Hotspot locations here in the Bay area alone.

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4 thoughts on “T-Mobile Provides Free Wifi to Hurricane Katrina’s Victims

  1. Tmobile is an awesome company. They were definitely the best to deal with after what happened during katrina.

  2. im a hurricane victim and tmobile cut my phone off 2 days after the hurricane..i called them about it and changed my plan to get some extra mins…they gave me $25 rebate on my bill and 200 extra mins plus i still paid out $58 to them! that 200 mins went away in like 2 days…that was my only form of communication

  3. i am a hurricane victim and i would like a free cell phone. Thanks you will be helping out alot.

  4. That’s not all T-Mobile is doing in the state affected by the Hurricane. Till the end of Sept 2, 2005 – even if your bill is unpaid and your in suspension – T-Mobile will restore service in the emergency for your use.

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