Good News For UK 3G iPhone Owners! More Free WiFi
Doing a bit of snooping as I’m still lusting after the new iPhone (although it aint perfect) it seems that O2 have taken another step to improveÂ their iPhone 3G offering in the UK.Â
This is byÂ multiplying the available WiFi hotspotsÂ that are availableÂ to get hooked-up.
HiddenÂ amongst the small print on the O2 pageÂ they confirm that iPhone users will enjoy free use of WiFi hotspots from its existing partner, The Cloud, andÂ be able to use hotspots provided by BT OpenZone.
This raises the number of WiFi hotspots available to UK users to 9,500 and O2Â promise that all these hotspots will be made available for use from 11 July.
9to5 Mac reports the network may plan the creation of a ‘mesh network’ across London (yay forÂ me and millions ofÂ others!)Â utilising WiFi hotspots from both The Cloud and BT OpenZone, saying: “Coverage is supposed to rival the coverage of mobile phone towers”.
In a rare move for rip-off Britain, O2Â are seemingly offering UK users the best iPhone 3G deals of all those announced so far!
New iPhone customers can purchase the 8GB model for Â£99, or the 16GB model for just Â£159. You can then sign up to a regular Â£35 contract (600 minutes, 500 texts per month), or a new Â£30 contract (75 minutes, 125 texts).