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BT camps it up on the wireless

btopenzone logo portrait
btopenzone logo portrait


Holiday camps: some would say they are holding pens for those too poor to go abroad. Not us though, as we staycation this year, we at Absolute Gadget look forward to heading off to the gadget caravan knowing that if it rains, at least us grown ups can use the internet while it pours outside.

Telephone behemoth BT will be providing Wi-Fi access to major UK holiday sites, including 77 Camping and Caravanning Club sites, three Pontin’s sites plus locations at Coastfields Leisure sites in Skegness.

And while the whether in Britain looks to be yet another washout, at least you can update you Facebook status and Tweet about poor food in the dining

area, thanks to a partnership BT has made with Wicoms.

The service is inclusive/at no extra cost for 4.8 million BT broadband customers with inclusive BT FON Wi-Fi minutes, BT Openzone subscribers, plus O2 iPh

one and mobile broadband users with inclusive Wi-Fi minutes in their contracts. Other users can buy a BT Openzone voucher online at www.btopenzone.com, with access from as little as ½p per minute.

“Having the option to get online and stay entertained will provide a useful ‘plan B’ if the weather does its worst, and being able to look up tourist information and hunt out local gems will make for a better trip.”said Chris Bruce, general manager, BT Openzone.

Just our luck we are heading off to stay in a broadband notspot on the coast of north Wales this year.