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    • diz79
    • By diz79 6th Jan 18, 2:14 PM
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    BT Wifi with FON
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    • 6th Jan 18, 2:14 PM
    BT Wifi with FON 6th Jan 18 at 2:14 PM
    OK Ive tried to put this on the BT website but their forum doesn't seem great and is only possible apparently to post in certain browsers.

    Im not even sure this is the best place but maybe someone can help.

    I use to be with EE im now with BT on my mobile which is great.

    The only problem im having is whenver im out my phone is continually looking for a BT hotspot using BT WIfi -FON or whatever its called. Which would be great but it causes many problems.

    Niw ive searched the internet and some people suggest forgetting the certain wifis it searched for, the problem is its always searching , the other alternative is just to turn off wifi , which seems ok but you end up using lots of data and also forget about it so don't always but wifi back on.

    I just wondered if anyone has a solution where you can stop your bt phone constantly searching for bt wifi hotspots whilst keeping wifi on.
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    • pramsay13
    • By pramsay13 6th Jan 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 2:24 PM
    Which phone do you have?
    I think you'll find it's just searching for open networks, and BT Wifi with FON happens to be one of the main ones.
    My android phone has a setting in wifi/advanced that is Network Notification so it receives notifications when open networks in range are detected so mine is unchecked so I don't get any notifications.
    • sparky93
    • By sparky93 6th Jan 18, 6:01 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 6:01 PM
    also have you uninstalled bt wifi app.
    personally, i have the bt wifi app and its wifi works ok for me. what issues you have with it?
    • shaggy
    • By shaggy 6th Jan 18, 7:53 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 7:53 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 7:53 PM
    also have you uninstalled bt wifi app.
    personally, i have the bt wifi app and its wifi works ok for me. what issues you have with it?
    Originally posted by sparky93
    I second the OPs frustrations. I have a BT mobile sim too and I'm always getting notifies about the same hotspot. When I had the BT WiFi app installed it would automatically connect to it but usually reception and range was so slow it was not even worth the bother. I took BT WiFi app off the phone but still the phone keeps trying to connect to BT WiFi with FON. Is there a universal setting in android or Samsung s8 which forgets this network or is turning WiFi off when out and about the best option?.

    I have 20gb data per month so prefer to use data when out anyway
    • sparky93
    • By sparky93 6th Jan 18, 10:38 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 10:38 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 10:38 PM
    in the normal wifi settings, you can 'forget ' any referencing BT in the ap name.
    on some droids, you may have to go to the dots in the top right of the wifi page to view saved networks. then again, delete bt ones.
    • shaggy
    • By shaggy 6th Jan 18, 10:59 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 10:59 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 10:59 PM
    in the normal wifi settings, you can 'forget ' any referencing BT in the ap name.
    on some droids, you may have to go to the dots in the top right of the wifi page to view saved networks. then again, delete bt ones.
    Originally posted by sparky93
    I can't simply forget BT names as my home fibre is with BT lol
    • Hydro1
    • By Hydro1 6th Jan 18, 11:27 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 11:27 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 11:27 PM
    Is this of any help ?

    How do I opt out of BT Wi-fi?
    http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12958/~/how-do-i-opt-out-of-bt-wi-fi%3F
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 7th Jan 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:38 AM
    I can't simply forget BT names as my home fibre is with BT lol
    Originally posted by shaggy
    You can always change the name of your own WiFi to something else that does not have BT in the name.
    • diz79
    • By diz79 9th Jan 18, 7:54 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:54 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:54 PM
    Thanks for replys guys, sorry for delay, I have a Samsung S6, got out of EE contract and went for BT everything is fine apart from this problem, I did delete BT wifi app, all the other suggestions ive tried.

    Someone else told me to do this...

    Settings, Connections, WiFi, Advanced, Uncheck Auto Connect

    but I dont have Auto Connect in Advanced?

    Really is a pain if anyone finds anything please let me know.

    Thanks again
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