If you’ve visited a McDonald’s restaurant in the last five years with your smartphone, laptop or tablet, the chances are that you’ll have updated your Facebook status or tweeted whilst tucking into a Big Mac. We’ve just announced a partnership with McDonald’s to continue this for the next five years, with O2 Wifi.

As with all O2 Wifi hotspots, accessing wifi while you eat will be fast, safe and free for O2 customers and non-O2 customers alike – and getting connected will be as easy as Apple Pie. You’ll only need to register with O2 Wifi once, either at McDonald’s or when visiting one of our other partners. Once that’s done, you’ll automatically connect to O2 Wifi whenever you’re in range of a hotspot.

We’ve already started installing O2 Wifi in McDonald’s restaurants up and down the country, and we’ll have all 1,200 sites connected in time for what will undoubtedly be one of the busiest and most exciting summers the UK has ever seen. McDonald’s is the latest in a string of market-leaders to team up with O2 Wifi – we’ve recently announced partnerships with Mitchells & Butlers (who operate a number of favourite pub and restaurant brands like Harvester and O’Neill’s), House of Fraser and Tragus, the company behind the likes of Café Rouge and Bella Italia.

McDonald’s is no stranger to offering free wifi for its customers – they became the UK’s biggest free wifi provider in 2007. Each month, an amazing 750,000 customers are logging on while they enjoy their meals. In January 2012, they became the first company to join Mumsnet’s Family Friendly Wifi programme.  With O2 Wifi, McDonald’s can continue to offer almost 3 million daily customers a safe, free wifi experience. And, because O2 Wifi uses only premium public hotspots, it really will be a case of good food fast, and good fast internet.

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