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Wireless coffee shop

Ropate Valemei
Saturday, February 23, 2013

AS wireless network (Wi-Fi) hot spots increase, a certain business in Fiji prefer to give free internet access to customers.

The Republic of Cappuccino (RoC), a well-established coffee shop in Suva, has been using Unwired's 4G Wi-Fi internet to allow free web browsing for customers while enjoying its services and products.

Republic of Cappuccino proprietor Krystel Gough said it was an added benefit for corporate customers on-the-go and for those who were not in a rush as it provided a chance for them to read their favourite book, magazine or newspaper online while enjoying their coffee.

Ms Gough described the internet speed as "incredible" coupled with excellent customer support.

"The number of customers accessing our Wi-Fi has been growing steadily. What once seemed like an added extra is fast becoming a necessity," she said.

"Being an 'eatery' rather than a restaurant, we want to get customers who will often sit for a bit and deal with business matters, with, of course, a cup of coffee and perhaps a slice of cake."

She said a large number of her customers were business executives. There were some who needed to stay in touch with family and friends overseas, social media users, those doing online payments, email users and researchers.

Unwired 4G's head of corporate sales Charlotte Taylor said Unwired 4G's innovative 'blade' modem allowed users with Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect directly to the internet.