Petrol station brand Engen says it will launch up to 700 Wi-Fi hotspots over the next few years, starting with stations along the country’s main freeways in time for the festive season.
The group said it will have free Wi-Fi at 32 Engen 1-Stop service station forecourts, on the country’s main freeways by 15 December 2014.
“With 14 sites ready and 18 to come, Engen is doing everything possible to ensure its customers stay connected during the summer holidays,” said Engen’s Mohamed Hassanally.
“Simply SMS your email address to 32707 and a unique pin will be sent to you to access Engen’s Wi-Fi service there and then. Telkom Mobile subscribers get one hour free. Each device is eligible for 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi per day,” Hassanally said.
He said that travelers who cannot stay for half an hour at one service station can use their remaining Wi-Fi minutes at other Engen 1-Stops that offer the service.
“You don’t have to SMS again either, just hook up to the Engen hotspot and you will be connected.”
Engen said it plans to roll out approximately 700 Wi-Fi hotspots across its network of service stations in 2015/2016, starting with wider coverage of its highway sites, then extending it to its 1-Plus sites in the urban areas, and finally bringing the service to selected Engen service stations.