Posts Tagged ‘hotspot’

Wi-Fi in Toronto

Sunday, May 15, 2011
posted by raheema

We came across a post on a blog for Toronto Wi-Fi a couple of nights ago and thought we should share the extract:

“Thanks very much for this list. Whenever I find a place that’s free-wifi-friendly, I try to let my friends know on twitter and chat it up. Now I can link to this too.

Along with Linux, my go-to place in the my area is Better and Better (the ones with the banana bread). It’s Reunion Coffee and no great whiz-bang ambiance, but it’s clean and bright, the bakery is solid, the prices very cheap and the people could not be nicer.

One chain that has saved me more than a few times is Timothy’s. There are at least a few locations that have very strong signals and only require a button-push on a simple Tof C page (tip: Select Sandwich has the same, I’ve found). And when I use their wifi, I also tend to buy their coffee, and even more if I’m sticking around. We’re helping each other.”

Both of these franchises, Timothy’s and Select Sandwich have their cafe’s powered with free Wi-Fi from PurePages.   Good to know that people  know that these chains have free Wi-Fi and are spreading the news…  Enjoy a coffee at one of these stores and you will get friendly service and good, free Internet!  We like to hear feed back from the end user about the Internet Service Quality, any other feed back is welcome!  So, after you have had a coffee and used their Wi-Fi, drop us a line!

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Why is FREE Wi-Fi an attractive market for advertisers?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
posted by al

Wi-Fi users are:

1. Tech-savvy influencers of future trends
2. More likely to make online purchases
3. Growing rapidly in number

Wi-Fi users are tech-savvy and spend more money online than regular online users, which makes this market very attractive to businesses with a defined online strategy. Any company interested in growing its online business should consider how to best reach this unique and rapidly growing group.

The advertising landscape is evolving rapidly. The explosion of cell phones, hand held computers, the Internet and the emergence of Wi-Fi have created a myriad of advertising choices for online marketers. Approximately 9% of all HotSpots worldwide are currently FREE. We expect this number to approach 50% as the market matures. PurePages is uniquely positioned to support online marketing efforts of agencies and advertisers interested in reaching wireless Internet users logging into FREE HotSpots.

Wireless Internet users spend more time on the Internet, are more likely to make purchases online, use wireless applications at home and desire to access local online content closer to their homes through FREE HotSpots. The time to start thinking about how to reach this unique user base is NOW!

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