Bye bye, WiFi – O2 customers to lose access to over 4000 hotspots

Alex Walls
May 31, 2013

O2 customers won’t be able to use around a third of its current WiFi hotspots from July onwards.

The four year deal between BT Openzone and O2 would come to an end as of July 1, meaning customers couldn’t use around 4200 hotspots shared by the companies, Mobile News reported.

This was around a third of the total hotspots O2 had, Mobile News said.

An O2 spokesperson said the network had more than six million users on O2 Wifi who could access more than 8000 hotspots around the UK.

“We’ll continue to extend the reach and scale of O2 Wi-Fi through exciting partnerships with venues including O2 shops, restaurants, retail outlets and outdoor and indoor locations across the UK.”

As to why the deal wasn’t renewed, O2 said it was seeing more and more people use its O2 Wifi service.

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