iPhone and iPad users can now automatically connect to one of BT’s 5.2 million WiFI hotspots thanks to a new apple launched today for Apple’s mobile devices.
The app allows devices running iOS 6 and above to automatically connect to the web when within range of a hotspot, a feature BT says gives customers “a seamless wireless broadband”.
Erik Raphael, Director of BT Wi-fi and devices said, “Latest figures show that BT Wi-fi use has more than doubled in the last quarter to 6.6bn minutes. As demand is increasing, it makes sense that customers can automatically connect to our hotspots.
“Our new iOS app connects a customer whenever they are near a hotspot without the need to open the app again. This makes it even easier to find and use BT Wi-fi.”
The ISP has also confirmed the forthcoming launch of their first ever Windows 8.1 app. When in range of a BT Wi-fi hotspot, users will see if they are connected as the live tiles on the home screen will change colour to reflect status.