Common questions about BT Wi-fi
Tell me more about BT Wi-fi
BT Wi-fi is the new name for our public wi-fi service. You can still continue to use your BT Openzone subscription or voucher in the normal way and if you’re a BT Broadband or BT Business Broadband customer you still get unlimited FREE wi-fi access at all BT Wi-fi hotspots in places like Starbucks, John Lewis, Young’s Pubs, Hilton Hotels, Welcome Break, Thistle & Guoman Hotels, Roadchef, shopping centres and city centres.
You’ll still see and be able to use either the BTOpenzone or BTWiFi name in the list of available networks on your device.
They're the same thing. Simply it's an internet connection without wires. You can do everything that you'd do plugged in at home or in the office. Facebook, Twitter, email, games, music, you name it.
BT Wi-fi means you can do it all out and about at over 5 million hotspots around the UK & Ireland.
BT Wi-fi (inc. BT Openzone) is a wireless broadband (wi-fi) service that you can access in public places (hotspots) such as airports, hotels, coffee shops, motorway service stations and city centres. Get online at over 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots throughout the UK and Ireland, and at selected locations outside the UK. BT Broadband comes with unlimited free BT Wi-fi access so there's no need to pay for 3G or a dongle to get internet on the go. If you don't have BT Broadband, all you need is a BT Wi-fi subscription or voucher.
To find out more about BT Broadband for home use, go to http://www.bt.com/broadband
To find out about BT Business Broadband, go to http://business.bt.com/broadband
To help make sure you receive a safe, reliable and robust service, BT Wi-fi encrypts your account details at login. We also advise you make sure you have up to date firewall and anti-virus software to guard against any attacks and we strongly recommend you consider using a virtual private network (VPN), which protects your data from being intercepted. You will find the option to disable cookies via your internet browser options. Note however that some web sites may not support this function.
Visit our security section to read more about the things you can do to be even safer online.
BT Wi-fi comes with free security software to keep your details safe when you send personal data.
To download and install it in a hotspot, click on 'FREE security software' at the bottom of the log-in page.
BT Wi-fi gives you internet access, at broadband speeds, at over 5 million places across the UK. You can easily get online where you want to like in cafés, hotels, stations, airports and city centres. And you can choose from lots of brand names offering our wi-fi service such as Starbucks, Roadchef, Welcome Break, Hilton, Menzies and Thistle Hotels.
BT Wi-fi is a member of the Fon international wi-fi community. All BT Broadband customers who've opted in will agree to securely share a portion of their wi-fi bandwidth through a separate channel on their hub. In return, they can use the world's largest wi-fi network for free. That's over 11.5 million wi-fi hotspots around the world.