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April 2, 2015

O2 Wifi Extra gives connection around the UK, without having to sign in

o2-wifi1aO2, not to be outdone by EE announcement of an Powerbar for its customers, it comes along with its own incentive. O2 customers can now access free Wi-Fi throughout the UK without even having to sign in ever.

O2 Wifi Extra is the progression of the network’s free Wi-Fi service, which offers connection to hotspots placed in numerous locations around the UK, including inside McDonald’s restaurants, Costa Coffee shops as well as parts of London, like Canary Wharf, Kensington & Chelsea and the whole of Westminster.

O2 Wifi have around 11,000 locations across the UK that have O2 Wifi Extra hotspots and O2 customers will now be able to connect to them on their travels, without even having to open an app or signing in as they will automatically connect through their smartphone with authentication of their SIM card . While other network users will still have to sign-in.

Robert Franks, MD of O2’s digital commerce business said:

“We are always looking for ways to help O2 customers stay connected, and delivering O2 Wifi Extra’s capabilities on such a large scale for our customers is a first for a UK public Wi-Fi provider, it’s a great step forward for our customers. They’ll get the best data service available to them as well as being able to stay safe and secure online, wherever they may be.”

The service is also a smart service as it will  judge where the strongest connection is, the nearest hotspot or the phone’s 3G or 4G signal, and use that one to give the best experience.

O2 also promises that the service is fully monitored and secure.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini