How The Cloud wi-fi coverage with O2 works!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spinstorm, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    I was in starbucks today where I live and somewhat ironically there is a T-mobile and O2 shop right next to it.

    Anyway I am able to get both T-mobile and The Cloud wi-fi in Starbucks.

    When I connected to the cloud with my US iPhone it took me to a special screen asking for my O2 phone number - it said only once would I have to enter it.

    I thought maybe it would accept any iPhone MAC address so I put my number in. Unfortunately it told me that my number did not have hotspot access on the account!

    This leads me to wonder if I knew someone with an iPhone on O2 if I would be able to access the hotspot simply by entering my friends number? Would my MAC then be registered for his/her account so that only I could access it? Who knows but maybe you can be sneaky and get away with it?!
  2. crunkcrumpet macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Argh, that sucks. I was hoping it would just look for a valid O2 number, looks like I'm going to either have to add the data bolt on, or get a whole new contract.

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