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Bolt-On Q: Web v Wi-Fi

Hey,

I'm due an upgrade but until I can afford to take the hit for either the N97 or iphone, I'm moving onto simplicity. On the £20 600mins/1200txts tariff, I get the choice of bolt-on. Anyway enough chitter, can someone who knows more than I do about this please tell me the difference between the unlimited web bolt-on and the unlimited wi-fi one? The handset I will be using it in will be the Sony Ericsson T700 (3G).

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Bolt-On Q: Web v Wi-Fi

The web bolt-on means you can connect to the web anywhere you can get a mobile network signal.

For wi-fi you need to have access to a wi-fi hotspot which may be chargeable or free, possibly in a cafe, pub or restaurant, or if you have a wireless router at home for broadband you can get on-line with that for nothing.

Provided of course that your phone has wi-fi, which I don't think yours has.
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Anonymous
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Bolt-On Q: Web v Wi-Fi

Thank you, that's what I suspected but it's always nice to hear it from someone else!
Anonymous
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Bolt on

Forgive me if this appears a simple question, but what then is the benefit of a wi-fi bolt on? Do you mean that it is only useful if you are out of the normal O2 network signal?
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Re: Bolt on

Forgive me if this appears a simple question, but what then is the benefit of a wi-fi bolt on? Do you mean that it is only useful if you are out of the normal O2 network signal?


The benefit of a wifi bolt-on is if you regularly use the chargeable wi-fi networks The Cloud and BT Openzone, who o2 have charging agreements with. If you never use these and only use free hotspots the wi-fi bolt-on is a pointless waste of money.Smiley Happy

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Bolt-On Q: Web v Wi-Fi

So if you are in a Cloud/BT Openzone area and don't have wi-fi bolt on, can you still connect via your own o2 contract sim for free with the unlimited web bolt-on? Sorry just want to clarify before I rack up a huge bill!x
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Bolt-On Q: Web v Wi-Fi

Correct! Smiley Happy
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Bolt-On Q: Web v Wi-Fi

So if you are in a Cloud/BT Openzone area and don't have wi-fi bolt on, can you still connect via your own o2 contract sim for free with the unlimited web bolt-on? Sorry just want to clarify before I rack up a huge bill!x


If you've got the web bolt-on can surf to your heart's content on the o2 data network.

You can connect to free wifi hotspots. If you try to connect to a paid one you'll get warning messages and sign-up instructions first, so you can't accidentally run up a bill for wifi usage.

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