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07-01-2010 02:09 AM

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Starbucks to offer free Internet access in Canadian coffee shops starting July 1

30/06/2010 2:35:00 PM

The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Starbucks will start offering unlimited Internet access in its Canadian and U.S. coffee shops starting July 1.

Previously, customers could get two hours of wireless access a day if they had a Starbucks loyalty card.

Bell, which is the Internet provider for Starbucks, also let its customers get online access with their coffee.

Access was also available for a fee.

Starbucks has 750 company-operated stores across Canada.

The Seattle-based coffee chain also plans to offer customers access to subscription-based online content in its U.S. stores this fall.

No Canadian plans have been announced.

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 02:13 AM

Not a big fan of Starbucks myself, but most 2nd Cup locations have free WiFi already.

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#2 posted 07-01-2010 03:31 AM

Personally, I wouldn’t go into Starbucks if they gave the computer for free…..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 07-01-2010 03:37 AM


I’ll have to get my passport in order to get free access.

You are right the coffee is not free, and in fact is overpriced.

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#4 posted 07-01-2010 03:43 AM

I don’t have a clue about starbucks coffee we don’t have it here or anywhere close.

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#5 posted 07-01-2010 01:13 PM

It is vile stuff in my experience…a few years back we were at a conference and they were giving it away…still couldn’t drink it even with equal parts cream and sugar. A few coffee shops here in Brandon offer free access already and their coffee is waaaay better than Starbucks IMHO.

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