Using Wi-Fi to connect your phone to the web is much faster than 3G. It's ideal for when you need to use lots of data, like watching YouTube videos.
You can use wifi at home or in your office if you have it, or at public hotspots across the UK with BT Openzone. This is all on top of the data allowance in your chosen package. You also have free access to O2 Wi-FI hotspots.
Here's how to switch it on:
- Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > On
- At home: When your home Wi-Fi network appears, tap it. If you've got a WEP password, you'll need to put it in. You can often find it on a sticker on your wireless router. Or use the WEP password you set-up when you installed your home broadband.
- In the office: When your office Wi-Fi network appears, tap it. You might have to enter a WEP password. If you don't know what it is, your IT department should.
- Out and about: Get unlimited access to wifi at public hotspots across the UK with BT Openzone. This is all on top of the data allowance in your chosen package. You also have free access to O2 Wi-FI hotspots. To connect, tap on 'BT Openzone' or 'O2 wifi' when they appear in your wifi networks list. You’ll need to enter your mobile phone number when it asks you to, but only the first time you use it.
Remember to keep wifi switched on any time you think you’ll be near home, your office, a BT Openzone or O2 wifi hotspot. That way, you'll always get the fastest internet you can.
Wi-Fi for Pay & Go customers
You can use Wi-Fi at home or in your office if you have it. To use The Cloud hotspots, you'll have to buy a Pay & Go Wi-Fi Bolt On.
If you're interested in Wi-Fi, we'd recommend the O2 Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On. This costs £10 a month and gives internet access and unlimited Wi-Fi access.
To sign up to any Pay & Go Bolt On, call free on 2202 or go online at http://www.o2.co.uk/explore/tariffs/boltons/paygoboltons