BT FON app offers free unlimited mobile internet

Auto connect and BT Openzone locator added to new app

BT does charity mate with latest app

British Telecom has today announced a smartphone app that will automatically connect BT Total Broadband customers to its network of 1.6 million Wi-Fi hotspots, giving free, easy access to the web whilst on the move.

Available for Apple and Android powered devices the free to download BT FON app allows BT’s home broadband subscribers to take advantage of the unlimited free mobile internet offered by the company’s BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots, the largest Wi-Fi network in the UK.

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Having downloaded the app and input their BTinternet email username and password users can choose to be automatically logged in anywhere without the concern of rocketing roaming charges and data use bills. A mapping service is also available and updated weekly to allow users to conveniently find their nearest hotspot.

If unlimited internet on the go wasn’t generous enough, BT has pledged to donate 50p to the charity Children in Need for each copy of the app that is downloaded up to a donation of £10,000.

Speaking on the new BT FON app, John Petter, Managing Director of BT Retail Consumer, said: "Millions of BT Total Broadband customers already get free access to the UK’s biggest Wi-Fi network. This free app makes accessing Wi-Fi so simple you don’t even have to think about it. This represents real value to our customers at a time when more and more people are using their mobile phone to access the internet.”