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O2 details BT Wi-Fi plans for iPhone owners

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."




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  1. smokeonit

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    roaming?

    why don't all companies that offer wifi for the iphone make a roaming agreement that allows iphones users worldwide roam on wifi networks outside their country???

    right now roaming on wifi hotspots outside ones country is extremely expensive, just like cell network data roaming... one can easily accumulate hundreds of dollars on a 2 week trip roaming on cell an wifi networks.

    most iphone and laptop owners have to look for open (free) networks in hotel, restaurants or from people that leave their wifi open for like-minded people... i do it that way, but i'm the minority... (i have 2 wifi networks @ home, one open, one WPA secured for home network)

  1. smokeonit

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    roaming?

    and i meant to say that roaming should be included in the iphone plan, not cause any more charges while traveling...!!! everyone would benefit from an agreement like that...

    companies can offer a better experience, clients would be able to go online much more often and for much less...

  1. Grrr

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Good news!

    Hey more wifi networks to use can only be a good thing. Im never too far from a Cloud network, and often see BT ones that I couldn't use before.

    I agree with Smokeonit though. International roaming charges are $$!!! Sure would be nice if they could be brought down to more realistic levels.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    WiFi roaming charges?

    How can WiFi roaming be expensive? If you have access to a free WiFi hotspot, wherever you are in the world, it is still free surely?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    BT hotspots

    Since coming to the UK with my iPod touch I see a heck of a lot of BT hotspots... Good on ya, O2, let's move forward with the iPhone 3G.

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