BT have launched a package of new free smartphone apps to help users find and connect to its Wifi hotspots. The new apps available for both iPhone and Android based devices allow users to search for nearby hotspots including BT Openzone and BT FON and if users are BT customers, they can connect automatically. The apps conveniently also include a map to show users the exact location of the hotspot.
BT currently have over 1.6 million Wi-Fi hotspots in their BT FON network, largely made up of business and residential broadband customers who can open up their broadband line to be used by other customers. Access is free to these hotspots for BT Total Broadband customers.
Once BT users have downloaded the app, all they need to do is input their btinternet email username and password, and choose to be automatically logged in whenever they are in a BT Wifi area.
BT are also donating 50p for every download to the BBC Children in Need Appeal up to a maximum of £10,000.
iPhone Users can download the application from: the app store (search for BT Fon) or by typing http://bit.ly/iPhoneBTFon into the iPhone’s browser
Android users can download the application from the Android Market (search for BT Fon) or by typing http://bit.ly/AndroidBTFon into their devices browser
For further information visit www.bt.com/freewifi