BT Press Releases

DC13-456                                         December 16, 2013

BT introduces automatic wi-fi connection for iOS users

New app lets users connect automatically at any of BT’s 5.2 million hotspots

BT has today announced a new iOS app that will automatically connect users to any of its 5.2 million wi-fi hotspots in the UK. The new feature gives customers a seamless wireless broadband connection at any of BT’s hotspots, so customers can connect to BT Wi-fi hassle free.

The new free BT Wi-fi iOS app with automatic connection is available to anyone running an iOS 6 and above device and can be downloaded here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bt-wi-fi/id384404559

Erik Raphael, Director of BT Wi-fi and devices said, “Latest figures show that BT Wi-fi use has more than doubled in the last quarter to 6.6bn minutes. As demand is increasing, it makes sense that customers can automatically connect to our hotspots. Our new iOS app connects a customer whenever they are near a hotspot without the need to open the app again. This makes it even easier to find and use BT Wi-fi.”

BT can also confirm the forthcoming launch of their first ever Windows 8.1 app delivering automatic wi-fi connection to desktop, laptop and tablet devices. When in range of a BT Wi-fi hotspot, users will see if they are connected as the live tiles on the home screen will change colour to reflect status.

The free BT Wi-fi app is also available to download on Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone devices: buff.ly/1455wBp Auto

All BT Wi-fi hotspots are free and unlimited for BT Broadband customers. The hotspots are in millions of homes, thousands of independent businesses, plus branded sites including Starbucks, Young’s pubs, Hilton Hotels and GAME stores.

More details at www.bt.com/freewifi

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