Coffee Republic claims that it’s the UK’s first coffee chain to offer free Wi-Fi Internet access to its customers — the emphasis being on customers.
Forget about squatting outside one of their outlets and sneaking free Net time, because you have to buy something from them first.
The company confidently claims that someone using Wi-Fi hotspots for an hour a week could save up to £234 a year by using their free service. It helps if you like paying for coffee, and reading adverts which may well appear on the hotspot landing page.
Most Coffee Republic bars will have the service, which will be live and available during opening hours.