AT&T giving out free MicroCell spots to loyal customers?

Here’s a dirty little secret: AT&T hooked me up with a free Microcell a few months ago (probably because I am a pretty vocal critic).  Long story short, it works pretty well and does what it is supposed to do (it took a few days to become reliable for whatever reason).

But mine was free.  I’m not sure I’d feel the same way if I had to pay for the service, though customers still pay for data that travels over their own network.  Sure Wifi works in these places, but it is still annoying.  

Engadget chimes in today and says that certain AT&T customers are getting free Microcells.  They are now apparently giving them away to their most loyal customers.  Or at least ones that will soon have the option of going elsewhere.

Anyone else get any love letters from AT&T?

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