Starbucks serves up free wifi for loyal customers

starbucks.jpgAfter our Mobile Broadband Dongle story yesterday, it’s clear that these little gadgets can’t be trusted to be taken out and relied on when were on the go.

Thankfully, for those of us who like to sit and have a coffee when were writing Starbucks has come to the rescue.

The coffee chain has followed in the footsteps of rival Pret a Manger and has announced it will be offering free WiFi access to its loyal customers at its premises.

To become one of these, coffee drinkers at the chain must sign up to its rewards scheme. They will then be able to log on free at any of the 650 participating branches.

Chris Bruce, CEO of BT Openzone, said “Starbucks is giving more customers access to a great place to work or catch up over email. The agreement marries excellent in-store Wi-Fi with the highest quality coffee.”

Andrea Petrou