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BT launches free iPad Wi-Fi app

BT has released a new app aimed at iPad owners that will allow its home broadband free access to its BT OpenZone and BT Fon Wi-Fi hotspots.Home broadband customers simply need to enter their username and password the first time they want to connect and the app will automatically connect to BT OpenZone and Fon hotspots while on the move.
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Written by Ben Woods, Senior reporter on

BT has released a new app aimed at iPad owners that will allow its home broadband free access to its BT OpenZone and BT Fon Wi-Fi hotspots.

Home broadband customers simply need to enter their username and password the first time they want to connect and the app will automatically connect to BT OpenZone and Fon hotspots while on the move. BT says that users should remember to connect to their own Home Hub router while at home "for the best browsing experience".

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BT had already launched an iPhone and Android version of the free Wi-Fi app, which it says has been downloaded more than 400,000 times.

Access to BT OpenZone hotspots for non-BT broadband customers' costs from £5.99 for a 90-minute voucher, ranging up to £39 for 4,000 minutes that lasts for a period of 30 days.

BT Fon — which differs from OpenZone by providing a network connection that piggybacks on BT home broadband customers connections and is limited to 512Kbps — access is available to buy on a one-off basis, with prices starting from £3.

The app will allow users to connect to more than 2 million UK hotspots and is available to download for free directly from the iTunes app store, BT says.

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