Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sky Cloud WiFi app hits 1 million downloads

Sky
Tuesday 02 October 12

Sky Broadband has reached the one millionth download of its Sky Cloud WiFi app, enabling customers to benefit from free, unlimited and easy-to-use WiFi when they’re out and about. This is according to figures released by the ISP following the launch of its Sky Cloud WiFi app five months ago. Since the app went live on 12th April this year…

Sky Broadband has reached the one millionth download of its Sky Cloud WiFi app, enabling customers to benefit from free, unlimited and easy-to-use WiFi when they’re out and about. This is according to figures released by the ISP following the launch of its Sky Cloud WiFi app five months ago.

Since the app went live on 12th April this year, the service has seen 25million individual sessions with more than 1.5million sessions now being recorded per week.

The app gives customers free, unlimited and easy-to-use WiFi at over 11,000 public hotspots on The Cloud’s network across the UK. With major high street venues such as Greggs, PizzaExpress, Caffè Nero, Eat, Pret A Manger and Wagamama on the network alongside transport hubs like Network Rail and First Great Western stations, Sky customers can go online quickly and at no cost at some of Britain’s busiest and most popular locations.

The free app is available to Sky Broadband customers as part of the Broadband Unlimited, Fibre Unlimited and Connect packages. It gives customers the ability to automatically connect to hotspots on The Cloud’s network, without having to re-enter a username and password every time.

Users are able to register up to six devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops once the app has been downloaded from the App Store on iPhone and iPad or Google Play for selected Android smartphones.

The Cloud’s bespoke hotspots are in places where people live their lives. No other network has so many hotspots in such useful locations including transport hubs, coffee shops, pubs, bars and restaurants, meaning people don’t have to share residential WiFi connections. New venues are being added to The Cloud’s network of hotspots all the time, including recent additions such as Alton Towers, Maplin electronic stores and Rush Hair salons.

Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communications Products at Sky, commented: “Reaching a million downloads for the Sky Cloud WiFi app is a real landmark moment for us and a sign of how mainstream WiFi has become. People are demanding more from their broadband service and they want to get online quickly and easily when they’re out and about, just as they do at home.

“But it’s still relatively early days in the spread of our WiFi service and we’re adding hundreds of new hotspots to the network every month. Our focus is on ensuring our customers can easily surf the web, catch up on emails and watch their favourite shows or sports on Sky Go with no usage or time limits when they’re on the move.”


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