BT launches Fusion Wi-Fi service

BT has launched BT Fusion Wi-Fi for businesses, bringing together the benefits of fixed and mobile convergence on one mobile device.

BT has launched BT Fusion Wi-Fi for businesses, bringing together the benefits of fixed and mobile convergence on one mobile device.

As a result, firms can benefit from seamless two-way handover between Wi-Fi and GSM wireless networks for both voice and data.

Users will benefit from high speed access to business applications in Wi-Fi mode at up to five times faster than mobile GPRS, free access to all fixed and mobile voice messages stored in one place, and call rates as cheap as 5p for 60 minutes from the office and out and about.

Two dual-mode phones to access the service are available from BT immediately, in the form of the Nokia 6136 and the Motorola A910. Samsung’s P200 will be added to the range next month.   

When combined with the BT Business One Plan, BT’s triple-play package for mobile, fixed voice and broadband, prices for the Wi-Fi FMC (fixed mobile convergence) service start from £15 a month, including the handset.

While in the office, or at BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots, users pay just 5p for a 60-minute call.  The cost for 60-minute calls to BT mobiles is 15p, and 25p for calls to other UK mobiles. On the move all calls to both fixed and mobile numbers are capped at 25p for up to 60 minutes.

The new service also includes a free 20Mb mobile data allowance so that customers can use their handsets to access e-mails, business applications and the mobile internet.

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