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BT launches Windows Phone Wi-Fi app

BT launches Windows Phone Wi-Fi app

The new app can be used on all Windows Mobile devices, such as the new Nokia Lumia 920

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BT has launched a free app to allow Windows Phone customers find its 7.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world easier.

The new app, which will be available on the Windows Phone Store, is the fourth BT Wi-Fi app to launch, following the previous release of Wi-Fi iOS, Android and Blackberry apps, which have now passed over 2 million downloads by BT Broadband customers.

The new app can be used on all Windows Mobile devices, such as the new Nokia Lumia 920.

BT Broadband customers have free access to the Wi-Fi network, which includes 500,000 hotspots in Greater London.

Andy Baker, CEO of BT Wi-Fi, said, “The new Windows Mobile app completes our stable of apps, making it really easy to find a hotspot out and about, no matter what type of device you are using.”

Sites of well known brands such as Starbucks, GAME, John Lewis, Hilton and Thistle hotels, Welcome Break and RoadChef service stations house BT Wi-Fi hotspots.

BT hasn't had it all its own way in the Wi-Fi space though, earlier this year McDonald's migrated all its free UK Wi-Fi hotspots to O2 managed systems as part of a five-year deal. The Wi-Fi connectivity at its sites was previously provided through deals with BT Openzone and The Cloud.

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