CHENNAI: For the next three weeks, Chennaites can enjoy free Internet access at four bus stops in the city. In an effort to popularise the company, Amazon, an online shopping portal, is offering free Wifi connections in the bus shelters on
Santhome High Road, Egmore High Road, Dr. Nair Road and Velachery High Road. A statement from the company said the free WiFi facility was being offered since July 14 and will continue till August 3. While the company promotes the free WiFi facility to encourage people download its smartphone app and do online shopping, a spokesperson of the company said people could also access any website for free during this period. “We have been relentlessly innovating to deliver a great customer experience in India. In line with this, we have innovated on the Out of Home front to launch 24 x 7 free Wi-Fi hotspots in high footfall locations across Chennai, so that local residents can enjoy seamless online shopping” said a statement from Manish Kalra, Director Integrated Marketing, Amazon India.
This will enable customers to access Internet and download the Amazon mobile app to shop their favourite products at the online marketplace on a high speed with unlimited internet access.
Each of these Wi-Fi locations will have an Amazon representative, who will help customers to log in, register and shop for the first time on the portal.