BT Wi-fi

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BT Wi-fi
Industry Telecommunications
Owner BT Group plc
Current status Active

BT Wi-fi (formerly BT Openzone) is a wi-fi hotspot service provided by BT Group plc. BT Wi-fi is the UK's largest wi-fi network, with over 5 million hotspots (correct as of Dec 2014).

BT Wi-fi hotspots are available in places like cafés, hotels, pubs, city centres and independent businesses. BT Wi-fi hotspots can be found by visiting the hotspot map or by opening the wi-fi settings on your device and scanning for wi-fi networks.

The names broadcast by BT Wi-fi hotspots include:

  • _BTWiFi
  • BTWifi-with-FON
  • BTOpenzone
  • BTOpenzone-B

Who can use BT Wi-fi?[edit]

All BT Broadband customers (including BT Business Broadband) get free and unlimited access to these 5m hotspots as part of their Broadband package, by agreeing to share a small portion of their bandwidth with other BT Broadband customers (via a separate channel on their BT Home Hub).

BT Broadband customers also have access to a further 9 million international hotspots (correct as of Dec 2014) through BT's partnership with FON. BT Broadband customers should use their BT ID or email address to access BT Wi-fi. BT Business Broadband customers should use their email address to login (this can be found in your order confirmation).

Vouchers and subscriptions[edit]

Pre-paid vouchers and subscriptions are also available to purchase for overseas or non-BT Broadband customers. Vouchers and subscriptions can be purchased from the BT Wi-fi buy page.

Vouchers are available for 1 hour, 1 day, 5 days or 30 days. Subscriptions offer longer term, unlimited access, with either a 3 month minimum term, or a 12 month minimum term (rolling thereafter).

BT Wi-fi app (for auto-connection)[edit]

BT Broadband & subscriptions customers can download the app to get online quickly and easily. The app will save your username and password, and if you have an Apple Inc or Android device it will automatically connect you when in range of a hotspot.

The app is available on Apple, Android, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone devices and can be found by searching 'BT Wi-fi' in your device app store.

The app also has a hotspot map, to help find hotspots when out and about and provide directions to them.

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