O2 roll out free-for-all Wi-Fi hotspots across London

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o2_logo_3.jpgLondoners get a few extra free Wi-Fi hotspots today, courtesy of O2.

The network will be opening select hotspots around the capital to all mobile web surfers, regardless of their network affiliations.

Visitors to Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden Leicester Square, Oxford Street and Regent Street amongst other areas will be able to connect to O2’s Wi-Fi zones without charge.

All that’s required is a quick registration process, after which their phones or tablets will automatically be able to connect to the internet once in range of the

First announced back earlier in the year, O2 have made good on their promise to deliver the free service to key London landmarks in time for the start of the Olympic games.

It’s pretty savvy timing overall on O2’s behalf. Just last week their users were up in arms over a widespread network black-out. It’ll be a nice good-will boost after a week’s worth of bad press.

Gerald Lynch
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