Wireless freebies


PC Advisor –

If you're itching to try out your laptop's wireless capabilities but don't want to shell out the better part of a tenner for a subscription package, then British Telecommunication PLC's (BT's) Wireless Week will be right up your street.

From 26 January to 1 February anyone with a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop or PDA will be able to hook up to a BT Openzone wireless hotspot free of charge. Users simply need to register with the Openzone service to enjoy unlimited access to the web -- and for once unlimited actually means without restriction.

The promotion coincides with BT's announcement earlier this week of its long-awaited pay-as-you-go wireless service. At

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