Fancy a burger with some sweet free Wi-Fi? According to recent reports you will be able to get just that in time for summer 2012, as O2 has pledged to deploy complimentary wireless broadband in 1,200 McDonald’s fast food outlets.
The good news is that the services are going to be free to both O2 customers and non-customers. In other words, eating fries while watching Youtube on your smartie will become possible for absolutely anyone.
Previously McDonald’s has been covered by the Cloud, which means that O2 will take over the process rather than rollout new hotspots, hence the services going live so soon.
Gavin Franks, the Managing Director of O2 Wireless Broadband, was quoted as saying in a recent statement:
“A year ago we set out our ambition to transform public Wi-Fi in the UK by offering a fast and reliable public Wi-Fi connection that is genuinely free for all, no matter which mobile or broadband provider they are with.”
Mark Fabes, the IT Director of the UK branch of McDonald’s fast food restaurants, also said:
“Recent figures showed that a staggering 750,000 McDonald’s customers are logging on in our restaurants each month and we are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience.”
Meanwhile, the Cloud confirmed earlier today that Sky customers can now take advantage of 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots.