4/22/2013 12:28:21 PM
O2 signs up six million to wi-fi service
O2 has signed up its six millionth customer to its wi-fi service, with five million joining during the past year.
The operator has partnered with a range of retailers and restaurants, such as McDonalds and Debenhams, since it launched the proposition two years ago. A survey from O2 to mark the milestone said 58% of people want to connect online when they are out shopping. McDonalds is O2's most popular partner for its wi-fi service, with more than two million customers signing up in its restaurants.
Gavin Franks, managing director of O2 Wifi, said: 'At O2 Wifi, we have created a “free for everyone” user model that isn’t dependent on being a paying customer of either a broadband or mobile network. It is designed for the smartphone generation with simple sign-up and seamless connection which has meant adoption and use has grown rapidly. Going past six million customers is a significant landmark milestone for us as we move into becoming a trusted provider of digital services.'
Author: Graeme Neill