BT Launches Free Wi-fi App For iPad

BT has launched a free iPad app for its BT Home Broadband customers, offering free and unlimited wi-fi access in BT Openzone and BT FON hotpots, writes Eva McGarr. The app includes a weekly updated mapping service to enable customers to locate their nearest hotspot. Users just need to enter their BT Home Broadband username and password after they have downloaded the app, in order to be automatically connected to the wi-fi network when they are in a BT Openzone or BT FON hotpot.

BT FON is a growing wi-fi community of people who can take their broadband with them by sharing access securely with other BT FON members when out and about across the UK. BT Openzone is a wi-fi service that can be accessed in places such as airports, hotels, coffee shops, and city centres.

“Millions of BT broadband customers already get free access to the UK’s biggest wi-fi network. Our free app for the iPhone and Android devices has proved a huge hit with over 400,000 downloads to date, so launching an app for the iPad was naturally the next step” says John Petter, managing director for BT retail consumer.
iPad users can download the app from the Apple App Store.