BT app connects customers to Wi-Fi hotspots

BT customers can enjoy unlimited browsing on BTs Wi-Fi hotspot network using a free app it’s launched for Android and iPhone users. 

The BT FON app allows people to automatically access the network made up of BT Openzone and BT FON hotspots on phones like the iPhone 4, HTC Desire and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini.  

BT says there are 1.6 million free and unlimited Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, customers will get a weekly mapping service to help them find their nearest Wi-Fi hotspots. 

The app can be downloaded from Apple’s iTune App Store and the Android Market but downloads are restricted to BT Total Broadband customers. 

To access the app you must provide your BT internet email user name and password to access the free apps. 

BT Retail Consumer managing director John Petter said: “The application represents real value to our customers at a time when more and more people are using their mobile phone to access the internet.” 

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