O2 Mobile broadband customers are now able to use BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots due to a deal done between O2 and BT Openzone.
Currently O2 mobile broadband customers have access to around 7,500 wi-fi hotspots and this deal will mean customers have around 3,000 more available to them which includes all Starbucks after BT Openzone beat T-Mobile to be their new Wi-Fi supplier.
For customers to receive these extra Wi-Fi hotspot locations will require them to upgrade their Connection Manager software which at the moment is only available to Microsoft Windows users.
The new Connection Manager will also have other features such as a data counter that will log how much data transfer users use so they can keep on track of where they are up to with their monthly data allowance and be sent reminders when they have used up 75%, 90% and 100% of their allocated data.
Existing O2 mobile broadband customers can make use of this now and new customers will receive access from the end of July.