Tesco is boosting its in-store wi-fi service by partnering with BT to offer speeds of up to 76Mb.
Customers will be able to access the web for free in 806 Tesco Extra and Superstores in the UK and 113 stores in the Republic of Ireland by selecting the Tesco Wi-fi or BT network when in store.
The retailer says the service will help shoppers download Clubcard vouchers, get product information, browse recipes and take advantage of the latest in-store offers.
Tomas Kadlec, Group Technology Director, Tesco, said: “Customers now want the same kind of experience in-store as they enjoy online, with fast and convenient access to product information, pricing and offers at the touch of their fingertips.
“We were the first supermarket in the UK to offer free wi-fi and the first to launch online shopping. We’re now bringing these innovations together to put our customers in control with better service and value than ever before.”
Luis Alvarez, CEO, BT Global Services added: “Connectivity is becoming an important part of the customer experience. From retailing to banking, customers expect the same connectivity in high-street stores, cafes and bank branches as they get in their homes or workplaces.
“The BT Wi-fi partnership with Tesco gives customers the connectivity they expect. It also creates a platform for Tesco to further bring the in-store and online shopping experience closer together for the benefit of its customers.”