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BT Wi-fi is a global wi-fi hotspot service provided by BT Group in partnership with Fon. It was established following a rebranding of the former BT Openzone and BT Fon, bringing both of the services under one name.[1] It supports the BT Consumer division, providing free, unlimited BT Wi-fi for current broadband and mobile customers. It is the world's largest wi-fi network [2] with more than 5 million hotspots in the UK and another 9 million around the world. It can be accessed in a variety of places such as cafés, pubs, airports, hotels, motorway service stations, city centres and a range of independent businesses who have partnered up to provide its service.

BT Wi-fi
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OwnerBT Group
Current statusActive

BT Wi-fi hotspots can be found by visiting the hotspot map or by opening the wi-fi settings on your device and scanning for wi-fi networks.

The names broadcast by BT Wi-fi hotspots include:

  • _BTWiFi
  • BTWifi-with-FON
  • BTOpenzone
  • BTOpenzone-B

An alternative method of accessing the BT WiFi network is through becoming a Fon partner, essentially purchasing a FON WiFi Access Point (AP) through their website you are able to log into the BT WiFi through this one off purchase. The FON router must be constantly connected to a working broadband connection as you are participating in their community driven free WiFi for all ethos.

Broadband and hotspot serviceEdit

All BT Broadband customers including BT Business Broadband can get free and paid broadband service.

BT Broadband customers have access to a further 9 million international hotspots as of Dec 2014 through BT's partnership with FON.

Vouchers and subscriptionsEdit

Pre-paid vouchers and subscriptions are available for overseas or non-BT Broadband customers.

BT Wi-fi appEdit

BT Broadband & subscriptions customers can get the app. The app is available on iOS and Android devices.


  1. ^ "BT Wi-fi is the new name for BT Openzone and BT Fon". BT Wi-fi. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ "BT Openzone and BT FON are now known as BT Wi-fi, the world's largest wi-fi network". BT Customer Help. Retrieved 20 November 2016.

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