Tesco customers can now access the internet while they shop, thanks to a new partnership between the supermarket and BT Wi-fi.

To enjoy the new service, shoppers can select ‘Tesco Wi-fi’ or ‘BT*’ on their smartphones or tablets.

It’s available at 806 Tesco Extra and Superstores in the UK and 113 stores in the Republic of Ireland.

The BT Wi-fi service will allow customers to download Clubcard vouchers, get product information, browse recipes and take advantage of the latest in-store offers much quicker and more conveniently than before. 

Research** carried out by BT, which operates the largest wi-fi network in the UK with more than five million hotspots, and ICM, shows that 44% of people use wi-fi in shops to browse items or compare prices.  The research also found that 34% of people download discounts or vouchers to use in store via wi-fi.

Tesco shoppers have already used over a billion minutes of free BT Wi-fi since the project to roll-out the service commenced in July.

Luis Alvarez, CEO, BT Global Services said:  “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.”

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* BT Wi-fi hotspots may appear as ‘BT Openzone’ in some stores

** BT and ICM wi-fi research 2013

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