Coffee Republic to offer free WiFi to customers

LONDON - Coffee shop chain Coffee Republic is to launch free WiFi to customers following a successful month-long trial earlier this year.

Free WiFi will be available from May 1st across the majority of the nationwide chain. Customers will receive a free voucher with a login code allowing them to access the shop’s wireless hotspot.

Customers will have to spend a minimum of £2 to receive access, which will provide them with 20 minutes surfing time. A £5 purchase will grant users 45 minutes on the web.

Coffee Republic’s landing page will also carry advertising for other brands. The offer will be promoted in-store with leaflets and posters. Its WiFi offering was previously a paid for service at £4.50 an hour.

Rival coffee chain Starbucks currently charges customers extra for WiFi access. McDonalds introduced free WiFi across its restaurants in October last year.

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