Wireless ATMs

UK ATM provider Cashbox is to enable all of its ATM sites to become Wi-Fi hotspots.


UK ATM provider Cashbox is to enable all of its ATM sites to become Wi-Fi hotspots, in a move that will allow users to surf, work, game or make VoIP calls, with any wireless-enabled device using BT Openzone.


As a result of a five-year deal between Cashbox and BT, the high-speed wireless broadband service will initially be available in ten of Cashbox’s client locations, of which there are more than 2,500 across the UK.


These include Tiger Tiger sites in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff; and Digress, The Wall, Agenda, Abacus, Livery and Alibi bar-restaurants in London‘s financial district.


Around 4.8m BT broadband customers with inclusive Wi-Fi minutes will be able to make use of the service, as will O2 iPhone users, with access to more than 3,000 BT Openzone hotspots included in their contracts.


Customers from iPass, Boingo and other BT Openzone roaming partners will also be able to use the service.


Chris Bruce, general manager of BT Openzone, said: ‘BT customers can also connect at more than 190,000 residential and commercial hotspots in the UK and Ireland, including BAA airports, BA lounges, Cafe Nero, Hilton, Thistle and Ramada Jarvis hotels and, from July 2009, Starbucks coffee stores.’