FREE WIFI and automatic connection (to save usage for O2 customers) and free WIFI for non customers!
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FREE WIFI and automatic connection (to save usage for O2 customers) and free WIFI for non customers!

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Found 9th Apr 2015
O2 WIFI extra (customers) This is a fab offer designed to save your internet usage with automatic connection for customers in hotspot areas

O2 Wifi Extra

O2 Wifi Extra is a new, secure, and seamless wifi service for O2 customers, which will work with most mobile devices with an O2 SIM card. O2 Wifi Extra removes the registration process meaning anyone who is an O2 customer will connect automatically to our hotspots, making it even quicker and easier to get online, and it is secure too.

O2 Wifi Extra Terms and Conditions
O2 Wifi Extra FAQs
List of O2 Wifi Extra enabled devices

Also.....
We've launched O2 Wifi to change the wifi market. O2 Wifi is a free, fast, reliable and easy to use wifi service across thousands of locations nationwide including; McDonalds, Debenhams, Costa Coffee, House of Fraser, Café Rouge and many more. O2 Wifi is designed to replicate your 'at home' wifi experience, when you're out and about. Checking emails, uploading photos to Facebook, funny cat videos on YouTube - whatever you're into, surf it for free on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

And it's not just for O2 customers, O2 Wifi is free for everyone, no matter who your mobile or home broadband contract's with.

There are no usernames or passwords required to connect. Just fast, easy to use wifi, for free.

Safe Wifi
We've worked hard to deliver a best in class wifi service. A big part of this is to provide an environment where you can enable your customers to surf the net in a safe, informative and confident manner. From the moment our public wifi service was switched on in 2011, we've fully content-filtered our service at all venues. This means that we've never allowed access to illegal, extreme and adult material, so your customers are guarded from inappropriate material and your network is protected from any risk. We are proud that we were the first in the industry to do this; well before all the other large Wifi providers and we set the standard to aspire to.

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Thats a lotttttt of Info. OP?, nice ..... thanx lol. :-)

I think this should be moved to freebies as I can not see any deal to that

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amour3k

Thats a lotttttt of Info. OP?, nice ..... thanx lol. :-)



Just wanted to help people know about it lol

is this new? I'm with vodafone and I logged in at a Waitrose months ago and have been connecting automatically all over the place since then

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aau1

is this new? I'm with vodafone and I logged in at a Waitrose months ago … is this new? I'm with vodafone and I logged in at a Waitrose months ago and have been connecting automatically all over the place since then



I've just had a text saying its new

aau1

is this new? I'm with vodafone and I logged in at a Waitrose months ago … is this new? I'm with vodafone and I logged in at a Waitrose months ago and have been connecting automatically all over the place since then




I connected my ee whilist at subway last month after my friends told me about this as they had been doing this for some time.

HOT
Edited by: "usy2k14" 9th Apr 2015

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usy2k14

I connected my ee whilist at subway last month after my friends told me … I connected my ee whilist at subway last month after my friends told me about this as they had been doing this for some time.HOT




Thanks when Ive read it's the O2 WIFI extra that's new

Just tried this and found that the o2 wifi app also gives automatic connection, for ppl on any network not just o2.

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usy2k14

Just tried this and found that the o2 wifi app also gives automatic … Just tried this and found that the o2 wifi app also gives automatic connection, for ppl on any network not just o2.



Yes it says this through the details on their site I think that's pretty good

The catch? Once the feature has been enabled, you'll be connected to the … The catch? Once the feature has been enabled, you'll be connected to the hotspots automatically if "the WiFi signal is stronger than O2's 3G or 4G network." It's not clear exactly how the company is defining signal strength, and if you don't like the service, O2's recommendation seems to be disabling WiFi entirely.


Thats before you consider any security risks if your phone automatically connects to rogue access points

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Adster

Thats before you consider any security risks if your phone automatically … Thats before you consider any security risks if your phone automatically connects to rogue access points



Sorry I'm not tech minded but can you not only connect to trusted connections? Or restrict it in any way?

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Tomazo22

I think this should be moved to freebies as I can not see any deal to that



The newest part of this deal is for O2 customers so technically it's an extra to your current plan

Still freebies ...

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Tomazo22

Still freebies ...



Whatever haha

so funny, e?

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Tomazo22

so funny, e?



Because you keep having to get the last word in. It's in freebies I put it in the wrong section end of conversation

Good post OP, I actually got the notification about a week ago directly from O2. What prplexes me is that my O2 coverage has been far from great an yet here are O2 busy providing free connectivity to no O2 customers rather than trying to resolve coverage and connectivity issues for existing O2 customers. consequentially I have had enough and when my contract expires in the summer I will up sticks and move. This is probably too little too late, however as a non O2 customer I may be able to benefit when I do move. Heat added OP.:{

thx op

O2 Wifi has been around for years.

Most Wi-Fi hotspots don’t encrypt the information you send over the internet and aren’t secure. In fact, if a network doesn’t require a WPA or WPA2 password, it’s probably not secure.
Consider changing the settings on your mobile device so it doesn’t automatically connect to nearby Wi-Fi. That way, you have more control over when and how your device uses public Wi-Fi.

Ah lovely! Can use this to make WiFi Calls on my EE phone!

sunnyrain

Most Wi-Fi hotspots don’t encrypt the information you send over the i … Most Wi-Fi hotspots don’t encrypt the information you send over the internet and aren’t secure. In fact, if a network doesn’t require a WPA or WPA2 password, it’s probably not secure.Consider changing the settings on your mobile device so it doesn’t automatically connect to nearby Wi-Fi. That way, you have more control over when and how your device uses public Wi-Fi.


Even when using internet at home with more secure access, use Telegram and Text secure for secure social networking.

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zshamas

Good post OP, I actually got the notification about a week ago directly … Good post OP, I actually got the notification about a week ago directly from O2. What prplexes me is that my O2 coverage has been far from great an yet here are O2 busy providing free connectivity to no O2 customers rather than trying to resolve coverage and connectivity issues for existing O2 customers. consequentially I have had enough and when my contract expires in the summer I will up sticks and move. This is probably too little too late, however as a non O2 customer I may be able to benefit when I do move. Heat added OP.:{



Thanks I do agree there, I have tried other networks and had a nightmare both with coverage and dipping into my bank account. EE optimised my signal and still charged me full price, cut it when I spoke to them tho and their signal boosters were out of stock and expected me to keep ringing them up every month to check for them, so that's why I switched to O2

I don't understand what of this is new? I connect to the o2 wifi spots around me automatically anyway when I get in range without having to log in every time. I do wish they would actually show some sort of intent to improve my p**s poor 3G (or should that be GPRS) coverage instead of going on about crap like this and installing 4 G in other areas of the country. o2 really don't care about customers that live outside cities.

where can u find o2 wifi? thanks

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mr1_2_3

where can u find o2 wifi? thanks



Look on the link pop in where you live and it will bring up the nearest.

o2wifi.co.uk/hot…pot

Very similar to this: WiFi FastConnect Hotspot Locator by The Cloud Networks
appsto.re/gb/…t.i

It's all secure and uses a relatively new technology called HotSpot 2.0 that's built into iPhone and Android handsets. It basically uses your details in your SIM to authenticate you against someone else's wifi network, so O2 customers, for example, are allowed to access McDonalds wifi hotspots without having to manually login. Trust me, it's secure and really cool technology.

i sometimes wonder why do people need internet when they are shopping or siteseeing.....one should enjoy the moment.

having said that...i am also guilty of doing the above. i think these days it is a trend to look at a device when one is out....otherwise people may look at you suspiciously if you doing nothing oO

Nice

Can't see much difference with this really... The automatic connection without registration isn't new is it? I registered once ages ago and my phone connects to any O2 wi-fi hotspots automatically without any re-registration or logging in...

WiteWulf

It's all secure and uses a relatively new technology called HotSpot 2.0 … It's all secure and uses a relatively new technology called HotSpot 2.0 that's built into iPhone and Android handsets. It basically uses your details in your SIM to authenticate you against someone else's wifi network, so O2 customers, for example, are allowed to access McDonalds wifi hotspots without having to manually login. Trust me, it's secure and really cool technology.


My (limited) understanding is that its one-way security. The hotspot checks the client is valid, but the client makes no such checks about the hotspot. In the case of a rogue hotspot it just accepts any credentials given.

It gets a bit in-depth for a layman but this website covers the risk and how trivial is is for someone to set up.
troyhunt.com/201…tml

if you download the app it even tells you the closest location that anyone without a landline can use to download films or update all their apps.

Just been looming at the reviews for the O2 wifi app.
It's not well thought of.

I'm confused.

I've been using this for years so not very new at all. What's the "extra" bit all about?

From what I recall, this can be used in/ near to O2 shops too within wifi range. Never specifically needed to use it but noticed I'd been connected/ disconnected when walking past them.

Wifi while shopping is good for price comparison. Discount like O2 priority. Also shopitize or checkout smart offers

Just did a search for hotspots in Edinburgh and got the response "Sorry, we're not sure where that is. Please try a different search term". O2, take some UK Geography lessons.

aau1

is this new? I'm with vodafone and I logged in at a Waitrose months ago … is this new? I'm with vodafone and I logged in at a Waitrose months ago and have been connecting automatically all over the place since then




Released on the 7th I think. But essentially it's an update to the WiFi they offer. Taking out subscription so any non tech savvy people will automatically connect to their WiFi network without having to accept or sign anything.
Non O2 customers auto join but though a landing page. Typically with ad space.
This is the same as importing the WiFi profile from the app that some may have done previously.

I've been using this for ages, downloaded the o2 wifi app which auto connects.

Not sure what is new/different about this?
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