If you’re a BT Broadband customer, you benefit from a very useful service indeed: BT Fon (or BTWifi-With-Fon to give it its full name). This turns everyone’s home router into a Wi-Fi hotspot for BT customers. That means when you’re out and about there’s a very good chance you’ll come across Wi-Fi, especially in towns and cities. But what – you may wonder – is your BT Fon login?
How to connect to BT Fon
The first thing you have to do is look for a BT Fon hotspot. Go to your Wi-Fi settings and look for a network marked “BTWifi-With-Fon”, as shown below.
When you connect to that network, your web browser should open a web page like the one below, prompting you to log in:
If for whatever reason this login page doesn’t appear, visit https://www.btopenzone.com:8443 in your web browser.
If you’re a BT Broadband customer, make sure the BT Broadband button at the top is selected and then enter your regular BT username and password – the one you use to access your bills on BT.com and so forth. If you’ve forgotten your password, click on the “Having trouble logging in” link to the right of the login button to go through the reset password procedure.
If you’re not a BT Broadband customer, you can still buy access to the network using the buttons shown. We’re not sure £7.99 for a day’s access represents “Great Value”, as claimed on the BT page, but it might get you out of a bind. The BT Fon network is pretty reliable, in our experience, and you can expect download speeds of between 5-10Mbits/sec, so it’s good for all but the most intensive of tasks.
If you’re not a BT Broadband customer and are too tight to pay for access, there is a cheeky way you can get on the network. If you know a BT customer, you might ask to borrow their username and password to log in. This will give you access to their account and it almost certainly breaks BT’s terms and conditions, but the likelihood of ever being caught is desperately slim, as long as you don’t take the Michael by, say, using a neighbour’s BT Fon network as your day-to-day connection.
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