Wireless internet access will be free for everyone, regardless of mobile provider
O2 is to provide free Wifi to customers in McDonald's UK restaurants as part of a five-year deal.
McDonald's has been providing free Wifi since 2007 and the switch to O2 in the 1,200 restaurants begins this month and the mobile provider said would be completed in time for the London Olympics 2012.
Mark Fabes, IT Director of McDonald's UK, said: "When we launched our Wifi service in 2007, McDonald's became the UK's biggest provider of free wireless internet access.
"Since then usage has soared... We believe that O2's mobile expertise and enhanced quality of network connectivity will deliver a fast, safe and secure service for our customers to use when they visit us."
People who want to use the service only need to sign up once, said O2, and can then use the service in any McDonald's restaurant, or through any of O2's Wifi hotspots.
Gavin Franks, O2 Wifi's managing director said: "A year ago we set out our ambition to transform public Wifi in the UK by offering a fast and reliable public Wifi connection that is genuinely free for all, no matter which mobile or broadband provider they are with."
Updating your subscription status