How do I register for Wifi Hotspots in UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gazfocus, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    Liverpool, UK
    #1
    I bought an iPhone 3G on PAYG in the UK about a month ago and it's meant to come with unlimited Internet and Wifi but I can't find any info anywhere telling me how to register for the unlimited Wifi. Can anyone help?
     
  2. saracen macrumors member

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    Leicestershire, UK
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    The free wi-fi is available in BT Openzone and The Cloud locations. The first time you go to either one of these locations and try to use your wi-fi it will ask you to register. I think you need to put in your phone number (you might need some other info not sure). Takes about a minute to register and hey presto free wifi. You only need to register once but you will need to do it at both a BT hotspot and The Cloud to use both.

    HTH
     
  3. pauld macrumors regular

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    Does anyone else find the BT/Cloud wifi to be more of a pain in the ass than a benefit?
    I live and commute daily within central London, yet rarely find that I automatically connect to the inclusive wifi. When I do, it's usually on the lowest bar, to the point that it doesn't load anything and I find myself having to turn off wifi so that I can access anything.
    I'm sure it's useful if you're static in a McDonalds or somewhere where there is a base-station, but that is a rarity for me.
     
  4. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Whenever I've been at a Cloud WiFi, it's always been fricken slow, and they're usually in places where 3G is in abundance and fast... Usually a heck of a lot faster than the WiFi anyway.

    But if you follow Saracen's advice, gazfocus, you will activate your WiFi.
     
  5. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    I've never been that impressed with the free WiFi

    When 3G is in a good area i've found it to be very fast ... WiFi seems to be quite poor .... i think the BT Openzone is better than Cloud but neither are great and i'm glad its free :)
     
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

    Stampyhead

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    Yep, I totally agree. 3G is faster than their poor excuse for wifi...
     
  7. saracen macrumors member

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    Most of the time you are in a free Wifi zone there is usually a good 3G signal (for me anyway) so I often wonder why bother...
     
  8. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    I guess it gives you a boosted sense of value at the Point of Sale..
     

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