Café Coffee Day Will Now Offer Free Wi-Fi at Outlets; Partners with O-Zone Networks
Café Coffee Day or CCD as it is mostly known, is one of the favourite hangouts of students, young professionals and Startup Entrepreneurs. Enter any CCD outlet and you will see most of them playing around with their smartphones and atleast a couple of them sitting with their Laptops in front of them.
One of the most requested facilities at these CCD outlets has been the internet. Till now, CCD patrons needed to pay for the internet, and that discouraged many – but not any more. Café Coffee Day will now be offering free Wi-Fi internet access to customers at its cafes in select cities across the country.
Café Coffee Day has tied up with India’s leading Wi-Fi service provider O-Zone Networks – Each of the outlets will get a dedicated leased line from O-Zone enabling free high speed internet connectivity to its customers.
The installation of Wi-Fi infrastructure at CCD outlets will be done in a phased manner. In the first phase, 225 CCD outlets in Delhi and Bangalore have already gone live with Wi-Fi capability.
In the next phase, the roll out will include CCD outlets in other cities including Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Goa. Apart from Wi-Fi, CCD will also get bandwidth and IP to run the café chain’s PoS systems and camera. In addition to that, CCD users in 24 CCD outlets in the initial phase will be able to avail O-Zone’s association with SpeedFetch to download digital content such as games, Hollywood and Bollywood content at high speeds.
The Wi-Fi service at CCD will be offered free of charge for the first 30 minutes, which should be enough for most average user. However, if customer wants to use more internet, they will have to pay a nominal amount starting at Rs. 15/- for 30 minutes for 1 GB usage. The longer a user uses Wi-Fi at the café or the more data they consume, the lower will be the usage amount. Additionally, SpeedFetch users in the 24 cafes in Delhi will have unlimited access to content at zero bandwidth cost.
Speaking on the association with O-Zone Networks, Venu Madhav, CEO, Café Coffee Day, said, “Today with the rise of smart phones, there is not only an increasing need to stay connected at all times but also a demand for high-speed connections since our audiences are multi-tasking on various applications and time is of the essence. With our association with O-Zone Networks, we aim to provide this service to our patrons who will now be able to enjoy free, fast and secure Wi-Fi connection and benefit from the enhanced café experience.”
So, if you are in Delhi or Bangalore and visiting a CCD outlet, make sure you head for the counter to get the details of WiFi internet access before you take your seats!
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