I have BT Broadband, can i use a WI-FI hotspot for free?

  buel 13 Mar 12

Hi, I have BT broadband, i have today received an email telling me:

*Can't wait to check your emails? Need to get the latest train times? Now you can do all this and more when you're on the go. As a BT Broadband customer you get free, unlimited access to our growing number of hotspots. So whatever you want to do, we can help you get connected. With more than 3.5 million wi-fi hotspots across the UK, it's easy for you to get online on the go. Our BT FON app – available on BlackBerry, Android, iPhone and iPad – lets you connect in moments. You can do it with your laptop too – just look for any BT FON or BT Openzone hotspots.*

I have found 'BT FON' with my laptop but im unsure whether i can log in now with any details or do i have to go through a registering process? BT are closed and i wont be home untiol tomorrow night so i just wondered if anyone can help me?

  northumbria61 13 Mar 12

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Two links for you to look at which should explain everything for you.

  morddwyd 14 Mar 12

If you can find one, use it.

I have been with BT for nearly a year and have never yet found one of their 3.5 million free hot spots, either BT Fon or Openzone (except my own)!

  Woolwell 14 Mar 12

morddwyd - That may be because you live in Scotland. I was setting up a friend's wireless recently and it locked on to a BT Fon network automatically and appeared to get internet. Unfortunately the friend wasn't a BT customer and the Fon network was not what I was after.

You can find Fon hostspots using their site BT find hotspots

  morddwyd 14 Mar 12

"You can find Fon hostspots using their site BT find hotspots"

Yes but the idea is not too look up a hotspot and then go and find it, but to log on when you are actually out and about somewhere about your daily business, or rather not business, but your daily normal social intercourse

  Woolwell 14 Mar 12

morddwyd - Of course I know that. The idea of the site is so that you may have some indication of whether you will find a hotspot. If you put in your area postcode you may well find that there are none nearby in which case you will be unable to log on.

  morddwyd 15 Mar 12

I don;t want to "find" a hotspot, I just want one to be there, where I am!

Similarly, I don't want one "nearby". I want one when I'm out and about.

  KRONOS the First 15 Mar 12

Having a quick Google I believe that you need to register. BT Wi-Fi.


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