BT launches Wi-Fi version of Fusion handset

8 Jan 2007

BT Group has launched a Wi-Fi version of its Fusion mobile phone, enabling users to make cheap calls outside the home. The first Fusion handsets – launched in 2005 – linked up to a subscriber’s home broadband service via a Bluetooth connection, allowing users to make mobile calls at landline rates. When outside the home, calls would be routed over mobile networks, incurring higher charges. The three new Fusion phones launched today offer customers greater scope to make low-price mobile phone calls. The new handsets will hook up to BT’s network of 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots at airports, railway stations and other locations across the UK, with widespread coverage available in twelve UK city centres by the end of March, the company said.

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach)