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BT is trying to drum up business for its Wi-Fi broadband service by offering an entry-level package for just £1 a month. Snag is, you have to be an existing BT Business Broadband, BT Broadband or BT Yahoo! Broadband customer to take up the offer.

That aside, anyone signing up to the time-limited promo before the end of the year can get 500 minutes of wireless broadband access for three months for just a quid. After that, the 500 minutes will cost £5 a month. BT's Wi-Fi "Openzone" service - which has some 7,000 access points in the UK - usually starts at £6 an hour.

Chris Clark, chief exec of BT Wireless Broadband, reckons the UK's dominant fixed line telco is trying to "fuel growth of the Wi-Fi market". ®

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