McDonald’s and O2 to Serve Up Free Wi-Fi at 1,200 U.K Branches

“Would you like Wi-Fi with that?” – Could quite possibly be something you hear on a visit to your nearest McDonalds burger branch if you visit this summer, because it’s just been announced that the chain will be serving up free Wi-Fi through a five-year contract with the O2 network to begin rolling out at well over a thousand of its fast food outlets in coming weeks.

And you won’t even need to be an O2 customer to benefit from this side order. It’ll be costless to all of the estimated 750,000 McDonald’s customers who order a cheeseburger or Big Mac at one of the 1,200 out of over 2,500 UK McDonald’s. You just need to register and once you’ve signed up you can claim your online time at any participating branch or O2 wireless hot spot. If the food wasn’t enticing enough, you can now enjoy a browse of Facebook on your new iPad while you tirelessly work on that box of 20 McNuggets!

This announcement follows a deal which delivered Wi-Fi to a limit number of McDonald’s branches through The Cloud, now with O2 on board the world recognised chain looks to legitimise it’s connectivity in a way that Starbucks began to back in November.  O2 has also recently backed 1,600 pubs across the U.K to provide them with Wi-Fi access.

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Source: Pocket Lint