services at Starbucks Coffee
The Borneo Post - Monday, 2 December, 2002
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LUMPUR: Patrons will find the advent of wireless internet technology
becoming a phenomenal hit at Starbucks Coffee thanks to TIME dotCOM's much
anticipated service - the TIMEZone wireless broadband 'hotspot' service.
Starbucks customers can now check their e-mail, surf the web, stream
online video, retrieve online information for business or nonbusiness
customers can now experience the true splendour of TIME's wireless
broadband hotspot service at Starbucks Coffee while enjoy their favourite
cup of coffee. We (Time dotCOM) are building the next generation of
internet access," said Karan Henrik Ponnudurai, Head of Product
Management, TIME dotCOM.
At present, such service is available at five Starbucks Coffee outlets in the Klang Valley and the company is planning a nation-wide offering the next few months. The service is now being offered free-of-charge for the next six months. TIMEZone works on Wi-Fi or 802. llb technology, which is one of the most commonly applied platforms.
enjoy the benefits, all a customer has to do is bring along his or her
Wireless LAN-ready notebook, PDA, Pocket PC or even web-browsing capable hand phones
to any Starbucks Coffee outlets equipped with TIMEZone. TIMEZone offers
high speed wireless connection as much as 20 times faster than the GPRS
service or 200 times faster than GSM mobile network.
customers have been waiting for such an offering, high-speed wireless
internet access in a familiar and widely available location that keeps
them connected while on the road, or between their home and office. It's
the right service offered in the right environment," added Ponnudurai.