- 11-18-2012, 11:55 AM #1
Turns out there is Free BT Open Zone WiFi Hotspot access if you are on a certain plan. I am on Panther 41.
However, every time I connect to BT Open Zone, my Lumia 920 just connects and at no point asks me username or password!
Any tips on how you've managed to use Orange's BT WiFi offer?
11-18-2012, 12:08 PM #2
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From what I remember with BT Open Zone is that you connect and then open your browser, it should redirect you to their portal where there should be an option to logon as an Orange customer. You'll have to fill in your number so your device is registered and you won't have to go through this process again afterwards unless you get a different phone.
The problem with BT Open Zone is that they have this system where broadband customers can set up their own hotspots; these will use the same SSID as the public ones, but aren't accessible to non-BT customers. The phone will connect to them anyway as it cannot distinguish them from the public ones, but it won't be possible to access the internet once connected. Very annoying hence why I stopped using BT Open Zone.
- 11-18-2012, 12:11 PM #3
- 11-18-2012, 12:17 PM #4
I'm on Panther 41 and got a message with a password but got the impression from my online account that this is just an option that I can add for an additional £2 a month on my bill. Haven't been anywhere to test it out yet, so would appreciate an update from anyone who has been successful.
- 11-18-2012, 12:17 PM #5
- 11-18-2012, 12:19 PM #6
- 11-18-2012, 12:47 PM #7
I get free BT Openzones and BT Fon with my home broadband.
BT Fon is the one which is user shared, very rare will that connect as it isn't that widespread. I often see it when on the train but it is fleeting as it doesn't cover a wide area. Is probably best used when you park yourself outside someone's house and you don't mind the stares lol
Once you sign in via the browser to Openzones it should remember your details. There is also a BT Wifi app in the marketplace where you can set up your details etc, this can make it easier to manage. The marketplace seems to be down at the moment.
To be honest I very rarely connect as the signal is often weak in places but when it's there it is good.
- 11-18-2012, 12:54 PM #8
Having known that I am really interested to know how do you guys manage with only 1 GB of data on your phones? :s
I do get free BT OpenZones with Panther, am not sure about BTFon. I was planning on buying £2 access to BT WiFi if 1GB doesn't look promising. I've already used up 280mb in 5-6 days!
- 11-18-2012, 02:54 PM #10
- 11-18-2012, 04:23 PM #12
Yeah for me its too easy to get WiFi at work and home. Its during the time when I am out and about when am not too sure 1 gb internet will do justice to my Lumia 920!Patient Windows Phone User since October 2010 till cores and apps do us apart.
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