New World Wakatipu is one of 41 New World and 10 Pak`n Save
stores in the South Island to offer free Wi-Fi.
Foodstuff South Island customers on all networks can surf the
internet on their smartphone or tablet while browsing the
No password is required to access the internet in
Wi-Fi-enabled supermarkets during business hours. Customers
select ''Wi-Fi'' in their device's settings and choose the
Foodstuffs network. Access is for 45min, or 45MBs, twice
Foodstuffs South Island chief executive Steve Anderson, of
Christchurch, said the introduction of free Wi-Fi represented
''a significant investment'' by the store owner-operators,
but it would ensure they were ready to accommodate demand for
''Customers expect to be able to access the internet wherever
they are and that includes within major retail businesses
like supermarkets,'' Mr Anderson said.
''They like to stay connected to their family, friends or
business when away from the home or office, and rightly so.
This investment will ensure our businesses are future-proofed
to sustain this global trend.''