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unreliable connectivity to BT FON (in UK)

Posted on 2011-09-08
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I have BTFON ( BT FON ) account due to my British Telecom Totalbroadband package.

There is both a stong BTFON signal ( from my home hub, I guess) and a strong BT Opezone signal from a mast 1Km away.

I have logged on successfully with my email address & broad band password using both BTFON and BTOpenzone so it can work.

I find though that I often cannot log on. It's seems random at the moment. The logon page can also often not even be reached.

The Android BTFON app is useless and never successfully logs on. Unless to interupt me and state it has connected to NULL.

Support from BT is unobtainable.

Advice?

I am travelling soon and would like to resolve all issues possible as I may need to rely upon the FON network.
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I reliably connect to the BTOpenZone and BTFON router but cannot establish a browser session.

It is essential to logon to the BTOpenZone website to have a session.

https://www.btopenzone.com:8443/home?CPURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dbtfon%26ie%3Dutf-8%26oe%3Dutf-8%26aq%3Dt%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial%26client%3Dfirefox-a&t=gshqmeld

The problem is that the link above may not be reachable.
If it is, log on using the BT provided username ( email) and broadband password.
It may then or may not connect.
If it does it works fine.

The BTFON Android widget is hopeless. It simply does not log on, so the step above is required.

I'm now closing this as it hasn't promoted much interest. Maybe BTOpenZone specifically in my current location is just busy relative for the routers / antennas available.

In short the service is useful but unpredictable.
A useful additional WiFi service but not to be relied on as a primary service, but together with my 3G phone with WiFi hotspot provides connectivity.
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