BT Broadband Wi-Fi Network Tops 2 Million Hotspots
BT (BT.com/freewifi) has announced that its Wi-Fi broadband network now has 2 million hotspots across the UK – all of which can be used for free by BT Broadband customers.
The announcement reaffirms BT’s position as the UK’s largest Wi-Fi provider with hotspots available in major city centres, the London Underground, high street chains, independent businesses and homes.
Well-known brands offering BT Wi-Fi access include the Hilton, Thistle, Ramada Jarvis and Macdonald hotel chains, Caffe Nero and Starbucks coffee stores, Welcome Break and RoadChef Costa service stations and British Airways airport lounges.
Commenting on the announcement, BT Retail’s CEO, Gavin Patterson, said: “Demand for wireless access is growing at a record rate, we’ve added more than 780,000 hotspots in the last six months and will continue to meet the demand”.
BT is the only UK broadband provider to include free, unlimited Wi-Fi, within all their broadband packages.
BT Broadband customers using their iPhone, iPad, laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled gadget can access the internet wirelessley when out and about by connecting to their nearest Wi-Fi hotspot.
Customers with an iPhone or Android device can also download a free app from the iTunes App Store or the Android Market that gives easy mobile access to the free Wi-Fi and includes a mapping service so that customers can find their nearest hotspot.
Non BT customers wanting access to BT’s free Wi-Fi network will need to become a BT Broadband customer first.
BT’s latest deals for new customers includes free BT Broadband and offpeak calls for 3 months which is available to order online at the www.BT.com website. Orders placed before the 16th November will also qualify for a free £25 John Lewis gift voucher supplied by BT.
Existing BT Broadband customers can find out more about their free Wi-Fi entitlement and their nearest hotspots at the www.BT.com/freewifi website.