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Starbucks free Wi-Fi made more simple for UK coffee drinkers

8 October 2011 No Comment

One-click, not reward scheme
Starbucks Free Wi-Fi made more simple for UK coffee drinkers

Starbucks is to make it easier for its coffee drinking customers to use Wi-Fi in the company’s stores in the UK.

Customers with Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets and mobile phones now have unlimited Internet access to surf the Web and connect with social networks at over 650 company-owned stores across the country.

The move means that customers no longer have to be members of the Starbucks Rewards programme to access free Wi-Fi, and is a direct response to feedback from those who have asked for a simplified service.??

Previously, users would have to sign up for a gift card and then have to punch in a username and password every time to get 1.5 hours of online time.

The new, unlimited?Wi-Fi offering features a one-click entry point, so a username or password will not be required.

Starbucks will continue to work with BT Openzone as its Wi-Fi provider, a relationship that’s been in place since 2009 when free Wi-Fi for Starbucks Reward customers was launched.

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Starbucks free Wi-Fi made more simple for UK coffee drinkers originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:11:00 +0100

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