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BT is giving its Total Broadband customers 'unlimited' Wi-Fi minutes through BT Fon and BT Openzone hotspots.

Previously, Total Broadband customers had their Wi-Fi minutes capped. Only those on the most expensive package were given 'unlimited' Wi-Fi access. However the ISP revealed it is now offering unlimited Wi-Fi access to all its customers.

BT said the move also applies to O2 mobile customers.

"Because of the growing number of BT customers with mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones, we know that mobile access to the internet is needed more than ever before," said John Petter, consumer managing director, for BT Retail

"Now that operators like O2 are rationing 3G, BT Total Broadband customers can find fast Wi-Fi connections all over the UK's towns and cities with unlimited internet access from 1.5 million hotspots."

CIO 100 ranked BT said it had expanded its Wi-Fi hotspots by 800,000 during 2009, to make a current total of 1.5 million. However, its hopes that by the end of 2011 it will have more than 2.5 million.

"This continuing level of expansion means that these networks are rapidly becoming the simplest way for people to access the internet when out and about. And not only is this level of Wi-Fi coverage unique to BT, it's automatically included with our BT Total Broadband options," BT said.

The unlimited Wi-Fi access will be subject to a fair use policy. BT said this would be capped at 10,000 minutes per month.