Well, after reading Scoble's post about Intel giving away free wireless, I thought I would check it out. I had to run to Border's during lunch to buy a copy of Chris Sells' new book: Windows Forms Programming in C# (which looks great BTW...) and I thought I would take my pocket pc with to try it out. I get there and their system is down so I can't check on a couple of other books I wanted to find so I decided to get online!
First, All I can get is T-Mobile's login page. I go back to the information desk and ask them how I can get online with Unwired Day. "Yea, they told us that something like that was going to happen today, but I don't have any details" and then proceeds to hand me the T-Mobile brochure.
I did not want to have to pay in order to get online so I asked someone else and they called T-Mobile and got them on the phone for me. They decided to give me a promo code that would allow me to create an account without having to give them my credit card (very key here!)
I tried their code, but it was reported to be an invalid code by their login screen and prompted me for my credit card number.
Although I am positive I will shop at borders again in the future, I seriously doubt that I will EVER get T-Mobile wireless service. They should have made this much easier for people to try out on this day! Oh well! I guess "Unwired Day" is like those emails you get where everyone is not supposed to buy gas for their cars on a certain day in order to protest the inflated prices of gas. Nice idea but it really doesn't pan out...