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BT Gives Free Wireless Broadband To Business Customers

BT has decided to offer free mobile broadband connections to customers who subscribe to its business internet tariff plans.

The move from BT will see it offering a free mobile dongle along with the mobile broadband connection to customers who purchase new business internet plans or renew their existing connections.

In addition such customers will have access to more than 100,000 BT hotspots in Ireland and UK and will also receive 2000 BT Openzone minutes for free.

One can use the BT’s access manager software to detect and select the connection available in an area from the possible available options including Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile broadband etc.

However the mobile broadband which BT claims can offer a speed of 7.2 Mbps will have a limited data cap of 1GB per month which many customers would consider as entry level.

Expressing his satisfaction with the development, Bill Murphy, managing director of BT Business remarked "Free mobile broadband for businesses has arrived. It brings together the complementary worlds of 3G, Wi-Fi and fixed-line broadband for customers in a truly powerful converged offering."

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.