O2 has announced it will provide free Wi-Fi internet access at Costa coffee.
The mobile operator has started rolling out the service in London and will continue throughout the year. The news comes after O2 announced a deal to provide free Wi-Fi at McDonald's last month.
Gavin Franks, managing director of O2 Wi-Fi said: “We are hugely excited to partner with Costa. Coffee shops are seen as the traditional heartland for public access wifi and Costa is the largest coffee chain in the UK.”
“We have shown how our innovative models works in new contexts such as London Metro wifi and this deal shows that it also works in more traditional contexts. It shows that people and businesses want fast, reliable wifi that’s easy to use and free no matter who you are.” he added.
The Wi-Fi is free for Costa customers regardless of whether they are an O2 customer or not. Users only need to sign up once for regular use at Costa and O2’s other Wi-Fi hotspots, of which an additional 3,000 are being deployed across the country.
O2 is currently extending its mobile services beyond Wi-Fi. It recently launched O2 Wallet, a service for making payments with a smartphone.