O2 launches free Wi-Fi at Pizza Hut outlets


Full deployment to be completed early next year, with restaurant chain adding to operator’s list of more than 6,000 high street firms using the service

O2 has signed a deal with Pizza Hut to launch free Wi-Fi across its UK restaurants. The roll out started this month and is available in 100 restaurants, with the full deployment expected to be completed in early 2013.

Customers only sign up once for Wi-Fi and can then use it at any of O2’s Wi-Fi estate of hotspots in over 6,000 locations nationwide. These include McDonald’s, Costa, TONI&GUY, Debenhams, Fuller’s pubs, House of Fraser, All Bar One and Harvester. They can also download O2 Wi-Fi’s free iPhone and Android app to sign in

The operator said Pizza Hut chose the service because of its quality, ease of use and reliability, adding the roll-out is part of Pizza Hut putting customer service and experience at the centre of its business.

O2 W-Fi managing director Gavin Franks said: “We are extremely proud to add Pizza Hut to the O2 Wi-Fi network. Pizza Hut was one of the first hotspots to be switched on outside our O2 Retail estate and we are particularly pleased to have won this business. This is another leading, respected high street brand that joins our growing portfolio. Pizza Hut is an acknowledged family environment and so particularly valued our content protection, which has been employed since we launched.”

Pizza Hut UK head of marketing Clark Wilson said; “The benefits of the service are extensive – it’s quick and easy to use, and most importantly families can be confident that O2 Wi-Fi really is for all, as the service prevents access to sites with adult content. We want our guests to have fantastic, memorable experiences in our restaurants, and introducing a high quality, free Wi-Fi service not only widens what we currently offer, but creates the bases for further interactive experiences in the future.”