Great innovation linking BT Broadband home account to Anywhere wifi access. But Android and I-phone apps only ?
What about an app for Nokia users ?
Nokia have over 40% market share of UK smart phones, and surely this must be reflected in BT's customer base.
Even Tesco's created an app for Nokia phones before the Iphone and Android, because they said it reflected their customer based.
BT needs to consider its customers first, rather than just following the i-phone herd mentality.
I think its because the nokia operating system is pants myself.
I would like to know where you got your figures of nokia having 40% of smart phone market share in the UK, I don't know anyone who uses a nokia now. Everyone seems to have either an IPhone or a handset with android on it.
I wouldn't hold your breathe for a BT Fon app anytime soon
Nokia do have a large market share, but I think the above statistics are because the definition of a 'smartphone' is rather open to interpretation. Most people in the UK own a Nokia than any other model of handset, but even if a handset can email and install a program, it is considered to be a smartphone.
Nokia generally use Symbian OS which is the most widely used operating system in the UK (and the world, I think) at the minute.
I think iOS and Android are quite close to each other in market share, and seem to have quite a lot of users. Also, RIM have the 2nd highest OS market share in the UK, thanks to the Blackberry.
I read recently (I'll try to find the link) that webstats were scrutinised and iPhone users were more likely to use the internet and email on their handset than any other handset provider.
All I can think, is that BT took things like this into account when making the apps. Symbian is open source, so I doubt that there is anything stopping them from making a Nokia app, unlike the Microsoft OS where you apparently have to pay tremendous amounts of wedge to have anything included on their app store/marketplace.
Forgive my ignorance here, but I've never owned a Nokia phone.
Is it the absence of an app. that is the issue, or the inability for Nokia phones to connect (without an app.) to Fon/BTOZ per se that is the issue?
Those of us who are Windows phone users are in the same boat, ie "app.less" (cringe), we just have to connect "app.lessly" ( Has a new word in the English language just been born on the forum?).
You can connect to BTFon using the N8 or any Nokia smartphone with WIFI, its just a pain having to type in your user/pass everytime you want to connect.
I pressume the BT app stores your user/pass and connects autcomatically without the need to enter user/pass everytime.
There was an app for the N95 that deed something simular but cant find it!!
By the way BT, why cant you release the app for symbian3 at least, as your app is made using QT/JAVA, so not brain surgery to get to work on say a N8!!
ive had 2 remove btfon and open zone from my hub witch now after ten days asking bt 2 look at issue there still not that bothered about it put now i have a voice mail massage thats saying anytime pick up make and go with no charge just the same as allways with bt if there is any fauilts just sent the customer packing and that help the bt fake techies