Pubs and restaurants to have O2’s Wi-Fi

O2 enters into agreement with the leading operator of restaurants and pubs in the UK Mitchells & Butlers, for three years to provide free Wi-Fi to restaurants and pubs. O2 Wi-Fi hotspots will available in 1600 UK restaurants and pubs including O’Neills, All Bar One, Toby Carvery, Harvester, Browns and Vintage Inns.

199 Harvester restaurants, the first hotspots to be rolled out would be followed by the remaining restaurants and pubs. The first phase of the rollout will be completed by early summer and the second phase by October.

Both for O2 and non-O2 mobile customers, through a simple sign up process, O2’s Wi-Fi hotspots could be accessed, that too free. The company spokesman said that all hotspots would be premium public hotspots and are expected to deliver a considerably improved experience for the user. Wi-Fi hotspots would also offer additional services like mobile payment and entertainment.

MD of O2 Wi-Fi, Gavin Frank said that Wi-Fi is nothing but quick accessibility to internet but what is more important is where people would like to make use of it. That is the reason for this partnership. The restaurant and pub goers will soon be provided with promotional offers. They could reply their emails, check football scores or update social media sites while having a beer or bite. He added that their business strategy is so innovative that they always seek new possibilities for their customers.

The operations director at Mitchells & Butlers, Robin Young said that their restaurants and pubs are always on the look out to provide greater experience to their guests and the availability of free Wi-Fi would definitely help them in this regard. He added that from their own experience they could say that their customers would really welcome the easy use of Wi-Fi while they are in the company of their friends or while they enjoy a couple of beers.

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