BOZII intros interoperability between hotspot providers under the UK's first umbrella service

January 21, 2005

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LONDON -- BOZII aims to simplify the Wi-Fi user experience with the announcement of an umbrella service. Customers signing up to BOZII will pay one subscription fee, receive one bill and easy access to multiple hotspot providers. BT Openzone, ReadytoSurf, Surf and Sip, Square Mile, Iyzone, Canova Wireless and Net-Near-U are all amongst the first networks which can be seamlessly accessed through the service.

The service, which has hotspots located in airports, train stations, service stations, hotels, coffee shops, football stadiums and conference centres is simple to use. Customers identify the nearest hotspot with the help of BOZII's SMS locator. By texting the word "Hotspot" to 80010, users will receive an SMS directly to their mobile detailing the nearest hotspot, its address and phone number.

The service is aimed at the business "travelling" workforce, which is currently driving the market. Corporates will be able tochoose from a number of "Bucket" tariffs tailored to its specific needs. Control will be given to an organisation's IT department to allocate username and passwords as well as monitoring usage via an online statistics and statements and automatically "topping up" minutes for heavy users.

BOZII does not require users to install any new software and is therefore available on major operating systems, PDAs and smartphones.

BOZII offers a range of tariffs to suit different users. Two priceplans are available on an annual subscription of £34.99 and £4.99 per month. The former provides users with unlimited Wi-Fi usage while the latter package offers customers a "ay as you go" option ofbuying Internet access at 15p per minute.

"We understand the frustrations organisations face when choosing ahotspot provider and the whole process needs to be simplified,"commented Richard Cunliffe, co-founder of BOZII.

"We believe by uniting some of the biggest names in the Wi-Fiindustry we are offering a cost effective solution to accessing multiplehotspot providers, which is easy to use and also easy to manage. As aresult we are one step closer to providing a real solution which will aid the adoption of Wi-Fi and advance the take up, both in thecommercial and consumer market."


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