App will make it easier for users of RIM's smartphone to log on to BT's Wifi hotspots
The number of BT Wifi hotspots has reached 3.5 million across the UK and Ireland, according to the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as it launched a new Blackberry app.
The new BT Fon app for RIM's smartphones will make it easier for BT home broadband customers to log in and was developed following the success of apps for Apple and Android users.
John Petter, managing director, consumer, said: "Millions of BT broadband customers are enjoying free access to the one of the biggest Wifi networks in the world.
"Our free apps for the Apple, Android and now Blackberry devices make getting online even easier and have already proved a huge hit with over 900,000 downloads."
Around six million BT Total Broadband customers have free and unlimited access to the company's Wifi hotspots; of which there are more than 380,000 in London, 25,000 in Birmingham and Leeds, around 20,000 in Manchester, Edinburgh and Sheffield, and more than 11,000 in Liverpool, Brighton, Bristol and Cardiff.
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