iPad app helps you find BT hotspots

A new app from BT broadband will help iPad users to find one of the provider’s two million hotspots.

The free application is available to download now from the iTunes App Store, giving BT home broadband customers easy access to free and unlimited Wi-Fi, as well as a mapping service to help them find their nearest wireless hotspot.

"Because [Wi-Fi] access is unlimited and free for BT home broadband customers, it will help customers prevent racking up extra data costs," said the provider.

Access to BT's network of more than two million wi-fi hotspots is free for home broadband customers connecting to either the public Openzone hotspots or the Fon network. The Fon network uses a secure portion of home connections to allow other customers to get online while out and about.

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.

He added: "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."

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