12/15/2006 11:13:00 AM
BT Fusion targets businesses
BT has launched a version of its BT Fusion product aimed at small businesses.
BT Fusion Wi-Fi for business offers high-speed access to business applications in Wi-Fi mode, free access to fixed and mobile voice messages and low cost calls.
The service works by switching from GSM to Wi-Fi mode in available hotspots. In the office, or at BT Openzone hotspots, customers pay 5p for up to 60 minutes to fixed line numbers, 15p for calls to BT mobiles, and 25p for calls to other UK mobiles. Outside of the hotspots, handsets switch to using GSM bandwidth, with calls capped at 25p for up to 60 minutes.
It is initially available with the Nokia 6136 and the Motorola A910. Samsung's P200 will be added to the range next month. When combined with BT Business One Plan, BT's triple-play package for mobile, fixed and broadband, prices start from £15 a month including the handset.
BT's has around 2,000 Openzone hotspots stationed at airports, railway stations and hotels, as well as an increasing number of leisure sites.
Additionally, BT's plans to build a first phase of 12 Wireless Cities by the end of March next year means that most of the UK's major city centres will soon offer Wi-Fi coverage with Openzone access.