Starbucks to offer free Wi-Fi access with Bell


    TORONTO, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - Starbucks Coffee Canada is pleased to announce a
new relationship with Bell to offer free Wi-Fi access in more than 650
Starbucks company-operated stores equipped with wireless access points in
Canada. Bell Internet customers will benefit from free unlimited access in
Starbucks company-operated locations as part of their residential Internet
service. Customers with a Starbucks Card can enjoy up to two free hours per
day.
    "Starbucks and Bell are bringing customers what they have been waiting
for - a high-quality Wi-Fi experience at Starbucks locations that is free and
easy to access," said Mary Graham, VP Marketing, Starbucks Coffee Canada. "Our
goal is to deliver more value, convenience and seamless connectivity in a
mobility-centric world. We have made a strategic decision to expand our
existing relationship with Bell, our technology partner since 2005."
    "The way our customers use the Internet is changing, and Bell is
committed to ongoing innovation to meet these needs by delivering the best
Internet service both at home and on the go," said Steve Bickley,
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Residential Service at Bell Canada.
"Bell Internet customers will enjoy free super fast Internet to access
information and entertainment from the comfort of Starbucks locations across
Canada."
    Bell Internet customers will have free unlimited access to Wi-Fi at
Starbucks locations. Starbucks has worked with Bell to make Wi-Fi access easy
for Bell customers by using their bell.ca ID to quickly log in. For more
information on setting up your login, please go to www.bell.ca/wifi.
    Starting today, Starbucks Card carrying customers can get complimentary
Wi-Fi by entering the number on the back of their Starbucks Card. At this time
your Starbucks Card does not need to be registered to take advantage of this
offer. Later in the fall, in order to qualify for the complimentary two hours
of Wi-Fi at Bell Internet Wi-Fi Access Hotspots, customers must have a
registered Starbucks Card. To learn more go to www.starbucks.ca/wifi.
    Customers can identify which Starbucks stores offer the service by the
Bell Internet window cling sign located near the entrance of the stores, or by
using the online store locator tool at www.starbucks.com/retail/locator.

    About Starbucks

    Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically
sourcing and roasting the highest quality Arabica coffee in the world. Today,
with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer
of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to
excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique
Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in
the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.




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