9/4/2008 12:41:00 PM
T-mobile announces its largest indoor Wi-Fi hotspot in the UK
T-Mobile has announced plans to introduce its Wi-Fi Hotspot technology into Heathrow’s terminal five.
The Terminal 5 HotSpot service is open to all airport visitors, offering users access to the internet at speeds of up to 8Mbps without the need for a USB stick or dongle.
T-Mobile customers can set up a HotSpot account and opt to pay via their monthly bill at a charge of 75p for ten minutes access.
For passengers who are not customers of T-Mobile, the service is priced at £5 for one hour’s access, or £10 for 24 hours, and is payable by credit card.
Richard Warmsley, Head of Internet on the Move, T-Mobile UK said: ‘One in four new contract customers are signing up for our mobile broadband service and user numbers are set to quadruple in 2008.
’It's clear this trend is set to continue and customers now expect to be able to hook up to the internet anywhere and at any time, particularly at major transport hubs like Terminal 5.’
27 million passengers are expected to pass through Terminal 5 each year.