AT&T Signs Deal With The Cloud To Offer US Customers Free WiFi In The UK [Updates]

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Are you visiting the UK anytime soon? Well, if you’re an AT&T customer, you may be happy to know that the company has signed with BSkyB’s The Cloud to offer 1GB per month of free WiFi for its customers. US customers who are visiting the UK will be allowed to connect to over 16,000 local WiFi hotspot locations using the WiFi International app. The new feature is targeted particularly at regular visitors to the UK whether they be there for business or pleasure.

However, the service isn’t truly free. AT&T customers who want to take advantage of the service must subscribe to an international data add-on in order to connect to the various WiFi hotspots. Practically speaking, this shouldn’t be much of an issue for users who travel often.

The Cloud is currently working in an effort to expand its network. The service’s network includes venues such as coffee shops, transport hubs, shopping centers, and other public areas.

The WiFi service helps mobile users access the Internet without having to worry about hefty data charges. To international AT&T customers, this should be welcomed Internet access.

The WiFi International app is available to AT&T customers on both the App Store and Google Play. For customers already using the international data plan, the free 1GB WiFi is now available for them to use.

Are you visiting the UK anytime soon? Will you make use of the new 1GB data plan? Do you think it is fair that users must subscribe to an international data plan? Do you believe that the deal was a good or bad decision on either AT&T’s or BSkyB’s part?

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Source: TheNextWeb

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Nevzat Akkaya

Maybe we’ll have free internet everywhere. Who knows.

Rubis Song

I dream of a world with absolutely free internet access everywhere :)

Nevzat Akkaya

yea, me too :)



I don’t get it…The Cloud is a free wifi service anyway. No account needed accept through them. Seems like yet another way AT&T is trying to screw their customers.

Joshua Lockhart

As OlPeculier said, are some areas free while others are not?



There are plenty of free hotspots organised by the Cloud that are free after registering (you can make up the details as they aren’t checked) in pubs and other locations around the UK. And McD’s, Starbucks, and independent pubs and coffee shops.

I spent two weeks in DC last year and never had a problem finding a free hotspot, and it’s similar here. Providing you aren’t going to be wanting access in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors, you’ll be fine finding somwhere.

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