updated 09:25 am EDT, Fri June 13, 2008
BT Wi-Fi for UK iPhone
O2 has published new information on its expanded Wi-Fi service for iPhone owners. Beginning with the launch of the iPhone 3G on July 11th, Wi-Fi will grow beyond The Cloud to include BT's Openzone, which incorporates over 3,000 hotspots located around the UK and in various businesses around the world. In total, owners of either first-generation or 3G iPhones will access to more than 9,000 hotspots.
The service is free alongside a monthly O2 iPhone plan, and technically allows an unlimited amount of data. O2 reserves the right to interfere in cases of "excessive use," but according to an O2 spokesperson, this is unlikely. "As long as you are using the iPhone for personal use," the representative says, "there is no limit to how much data a customer uses in a Cloud/BT Openzone hotspot."