The Cloud archive

  • The Cloud's FastConnect WiFi app launches location-based vouchers in UK
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    The Cloud's FastConnect WiFi app launches location-based vouchers in UK

    By 18 July 2013

    The Cloud announced has recently that it has launched a location-based voucher service for millions of Wi-Fi users in Britain. As a BSkyB subsidiary, The Cloud provides public access Wi-Fi in the UK through more than 18,000 hotspots. The company's new...

  • Free Wi-Fi at UK rail stations now unlimited thanks to deal between The Cloud and Microsoft
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    Free Wi-Fi at UK rail stations now unlimited thanks to deal between The Cloud and Microsoft

    By 25 March 2013

    The Cloud has partnered with Microsoft to improve the free Wi-Fi experience in a large number of network rail train stations up and down the UK. Although free Wi-Fi has been available in many of the stations, it has been time-limited. Some stations have...

  • Superdrug latest shop on the high street to add free Wi-Fi
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    Superdrug latest shop on the high street to add free Wi-Fi

    By 19 March 2013

    Superdrug is the latest store on the high street to offer free Wi-Fi while you shop, thanks to a deal with Wi-Fi hotspot provider The Cloud.  “We know how trend-conscious our customers are and free WiFi will allow them to go online to gain instant...

  • KFC joins forces with The Cloud for free Wi-Fi in all restaurants
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    KFC joins forces with The Cloud for free Wi-Fi in all restaurants

    By 6 March 2013

    KFC has signed up with The Cloud to offer free Wi-Fi in all its UK restaurants. It'll take a little while to roll out nationwide, but customers will be able to log on to the service from their smartphones, tablets and laptops while they munch on a chicken...

  • City of London to continue with free Wi-Fi for all
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    City of London to continue with free Wi-Fi for all

    By 18 December 2012

    After successful usage during the Olympics and Paralympics, the City of London Corporation has extended its deal with The Cloud in order to provide completely free Wi-Fi in the financial centre of the capital - London's "Square Mile". And the service...

  • WHSmith turns its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots
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    WHSmith turns its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots

    By 25 September 2012

    WHSmith is turning 603 of its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots after joining forces with The Cloud. Available now, customers who breeze through the stores will be able to log on for free with full access to the web via their smartphone, laptop or...

  • Alton Towers to offer all park guests free Wi-Fi
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    Alton Towers to offer all park guests free Wi-Fi

    By 4 July 2012

    UK theme park Alton Towers has signed a deal with The Cloud to offer all of its guests free Wi-Fi. The Staffordshire home of the hugely popular rollercoasters Oblivion, Nemesis and Th13teen will offer the unlimited service across its entire 500-acre site....

  • WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud brings 10,000 access points to paying Sky Broadband customers
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    WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud brings 10,000 access points to paying Sky Broadband customers

    By 4 April 2012

    Sky is set to launch its public Wi-Fi hotspot service from The Cloud called - yes - WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud The company announced its intentions to provide the free and unlimited access to paying broadband customers nationwide at more than 10,000...

  • Free Wi-Fi coming to London's Overground too
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    Free Wi-Fi coming to London's Overground too

    By 26 March 2012

    It looks like passengers on London’s Overground service will soon be enjoying free Wi-Fi while they wait for their train, thanks to a deal with BSkyB subsidiary The Cloud. Passengers will be entitled to up to 60 minutes free Wi-Fi every day across 56...

  • Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud
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    Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud

    By 31 January 2012

    Big news if you're a Sky Broadband customer - not only is the satellite giant launching its own fibre-optic network with up to 40Mb download speeds - free Wi-Fi access from The Cloud is also set to rain in. Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre is landing in...

  • Sky Broadband customers to get Cloud Wi-Fi access
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    Sky Broadband customers to get Cloud Wi-Fi access

    By 30 November 2011

    Sky Broadband customers look set to enjoy Wi-Fi hotspot access when out in town thanks to the company’s purchase of The Cloud. The move was confirmed by the Network Implementation Director for Sky Network Services, Trevor Legg, when he spoke to Pocket-lint...

  • Sky Go celebrates a million downloads
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    Sky Go celebrates a million downloads

    By 16 September 2011

    Sky has announced that Sky Go has been downloaded a whopping 1 million times since it went live in July. Sky Go is Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV collaborated and revamped and shows both live streamed and catch up programming.  And it's live streaming...

  • Nintendo heads for The Cloud for free 3DS Wi-Fi
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    Nintendo heads for The Cloud for free 3DS Wi-Fi

    By 9 August 2011

    The lure of the 3DS grows ever larger. Following the massive price-cut announced last week, Nintendo has now done a deal with public Wi-Fi specialist The Cloud to get gamers free access to the internet whilst they're out and about And, with the BSkyB...

  • Pizza even more Express with iPhone app
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    Pizza even more Express with iPhone app

    By 16 June 2011

    Pizza Express has cooked up an iPhone app that makes it easier to pay your bill when dining out at the popular chain. The app allows you, using the security of PayPal, to settle your bill without any human interaction at all - handy if you're in a rush...

  • Londoners to get 15 minutes of free Cloud Wi-Fi
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    Londoners to get 15 minutes of free Cloud Wi-Fi

    By 31 January 2011

    BSkyB confirmed its £50 million buyout of The Cloud last week and it looks as if city workers in the Square Mile are going to be the first surfers to benefit from the deal, with a 15 minutes per day free scheme set to go live on 1 February. It's not...

  • Sky confirms The Cloud buyout
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    Sky confirms The Cloud buyout

    By 27 January 2011

    BSkyB has delivered its latest financial results, and at the same time confirmed that it has completed the purchase of Wi-Fi hotspot company, The Cloud. The deal was said to have cost Sky less than £50 million and will pave the way for Wi-Fi access on...

  • Cloud(y) Sky on the horizon
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    Cloud(y) Sky on the horizon

    By 24 January 2011

    The Sunday Times is reporting that BSkyB is about to buy out Wi-Fi hotspot company The Cloud, in a move that would see the broadcast giant go head-to-head with BT and its public Wi-Fi offerings. Sky has been ramping up its mobile streaming services over...

  • Virgin Media "actively exploring" public Wi-Fi network
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    Virgin Media "actively exploring" public Wi-Fi network

    By 23 November 2010

    Virgin Media is considering taking on the likes of BT Openzone and The Cloud by launching its own public Wi-Fi network. A Virgin Media spokeswoman said that the cable giant, which specialises in fast-speed home broadband was "learning" from US company...

  • The Cloud to rain down faster Wi-Fi
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    The Cloud to rain down faster Wi-Fi

    By 2 June 2010

    The Cloud has announced that it is upgrading its public Wi-Fi network so as its users will be able to get a minimum 8MB connection, with 16MB or 24MB available in some areas. Great news if you're planning on watching the footie whilst you're out and about...

  • Mozy on over to new online backup service
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    Mozy on over to new online backup service

    By 4 May 2010

    US company EMC Corporation has brought its Mozy backup service to the UK and Ireland. Offering two solutions, MozyHome and MozyPro, the firm caters for consumers and businesses, with different monthly subscription rates and features to suit. Both services...

  • O2 iPhone users get Wi-Fi locator app
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    O2 iPhone users get Wi-Fi locator app

    By 21 April 2010

    European Wi-Fi provider The Cloud has announced that it's launching an iPhone app for O2 customers that'll allow them easy access to its 22,000 networks across Europe for no charge. The company's recommending in particularly that football fans download...

  • Landlord fined £8000 for unlawful Wi-Fi downloads
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    Landlord fined £8000 for unlawful Wi-Fi downloads

    By 30 November 2009

    A landlord is facing an £8000 fine because someone downloaded copyrighted content using the pub's Wi-Fi hotspot, it's been revealed. The news, from the MD of hotspot company The Cloud, is thought to mark the first such case in the UK. The Cloud's Graham...

  • Daily Tech Deal: 15.4-inch HP laptop for £250
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    Daily Tech Deal: 15.4-inch HP laptop for £250

    By 16 June 2009

    We had Dell's buy-a-laptop-get-a-free-flight deal on Monday, so today we thought we'd keep it simple with a budget offering from Ebuyer. They are currently selling the HP 550 laptop for £249.99 which comes with 12 month's free The Cloud Wi-Fi. The laptop...

  • Pret A Manger to offer free Wi-Fi
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    Pret A Manger to offer free Wi-Fi

    By 15 December 2008

    Pret A Manger has announced it will offer all Pret customers free Wi-Fi access through The Cloud. The free WiFi service will enable any Pret customer to access the Internet using any type of Wi-Fi enabled device during their time in Pret stores. 60 stores...

  • O2 reduces mobile broadband
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    O2 reduces mobile broadband

    By 1 December 2008

    O2 has launched what it says is the UK's leading priced mobile broadband Pay & Go service. Offering its USB modem at £29.99, O2 promises "clear pricing and no strings attached". O2 Mobile Broadband Pay & Go offers download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps and...