iPad app gives free Wi-Fi broadband to BT customers - Strictly winner Kara Tointon approves

BT customers who own iPads can now use their BT home broadband details to log on and use the Internet for free at any one of the providers 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots - care of a new, free application that's now available to download.

And to celebrate, the provider has hawked Strictly Come Dancing 2010 winner and ex-Eastenders star Kara Tointon around the freezing streets of London, dressed only in her jim jams and a filmsy dressing gown. Why not?

All the app requires is a BT home broadband customer's log in and password, and it will automatically search for the nearest available BT hotspot and connect - if within range. That's it. And as the service comes as part of the general broadband package, there is no download limit or extra cost.

Also, as well as connect to BT Openzone hotspots, customers can hook-up to other users' roaming BT FON connections, and use them with no restrictions.

John Petter, managing director, for BT Retail Consumer, said: “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".

"The app makes accessing wi-fi so simple you don’t even have to think about it and represents real value to our customers at a time when more and more people are accessing the internet when they are on the move".

BT FON Wi-Fi is available for free from the iTunes App Store now.



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