Every time I bring up this issue of super-slow Starbucks Wi-Fi, the SBUX Kool-Aid Drinkers counter with: You get what you pay for! It's free!
Yes, but if you're going to offer it and promote yourself a place that gives LEGENDARY SERVICE (like Starbucks does), try to do a little bit better than, say, McDonald's -- which has faster Wi-Fi than SBUX.
Here are some recent gripes (and believe me, there are many more on Twitter!):
Starbucks logic: Lets make millions out of customers, but lets give them slow WiFi. #yousneaky— Juan Gutierrez (@juanchis13_08) August 13, 2013
Had a nice, relaxing, productive morning at Starbucks planned but the Wifi was too slow. And they gave me regular coffee instead of decaf :/— Tiffany(AboutToRead) (@AboutToRead) August 11, 2013
slow wifi at @starbucks is the bane of my existence.— Jacob (@whateverjacob) August 14, 2013
Things I learned today: 1. Starbucks wifi is miserably slow. 2. Raleigh is secretly a hipster city.— Laura Seel (@LittleSeel) August 13, 2013
Hate this Starbucks! Great style, cool people....but come on...slow service, bad wifi!!! Get with it SBs!!! http://t.co/TzsZ757zoM— Tim McCallum (@timmccallum) July 30, 2013
Starbucks wi fi is as good as having no wi fi— Matt Fillbrook (@MattFillbrook) August 14, 2013
* Has the Google Wi-Fi been installed at any of your stores? Give us a report if it has!