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BT Openzone customers lose access to The Cloud

But hotspot operator sets up 30-day trial

BT has announced that its Openzone customers will no longer be able to access the web from The Cloud's free Wi-Fi hotspots.

The telecom giant warned users in an email that the deal between the two companies will come to an end at 9am on Thursday October 2nd. However, BT said Openzone customers will still be able to access the web from 3,000 other hotspots around the UK and 40,000 worldwide.

"While we know this affects the Wi-Fi coverage you might be used to, or hotspots you regularly visit, the great news is that because the availability of Wi-Fi from BT has grown significantly in the past year, we don't think you'll be too disadvantaged," BT said in the email.

The Cloud has announced it will give BT Openzone customer 30 days free Wi-Fi access if they take out a subscription with them.

The Cloud told The Register: "It's disappointing for BT Openzone customers that they will no longer be able to benefit from the convenience of our hotspots".

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