The Cloud, the official free Wi-Fi partner for the iPhone when it launches in the UK, has announced that it is offering a special rate for Wi-Fi access for owners of iPod touches.

From Monday, users will be able to use their iPod touch to access the internet and Apple's online iTunes service in Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK provided by The Cloud.

The new Wi-Fi service, called "Cloud Unlimited Music", will be available for £3.99 per month, specifically for iPod touch, and is not subject to any minimum term contract.

iPod touch users need to sign-up for the service at www.thecloud.co.uk/ipod where they can register their individual device for use on The Cloud's network and pay for the service.

Once a user has registered their device, they are able to connect to any The Cloud Wi-Fi network without usernames and passwords.

The service is being introduced in the UK first and will become available in other European markets shortly.