BT announces Wi-Fi at Starbucks

21 April 2009 — 10:00 AM

BT Wi-Fi will be available at Starbucks

Apple iPhone users who are on the O2 network will soon be able to go online at Starbucks using BT Wi-Fi, it has been announced.

The telecoms group said this week it was going to provide 650 coffeehouses with wireless internet capabilities, allowing around 4.6 million people to make Voice over Internet Protocol calls or surf the web.

Chris Bruce, chief executive officer at BT Openzone, said Starbucks is "perfect" for catching up with emails correspondence or doing some work.

"We're constantly looking to boost the choice of places to connect," he explained.

"The location of Starbucks stores in the high street and travel hubs is helping to extend the reach of Wi-Fi to customers."

Some of the latest phones can connect to the internet via public internet hotspots.

Of course, the Apple iPhone is now available on pay as you go or contract, so those who want to recycle their handset and pick up a new model might want to consider these options.

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