August 13, 2010
August 13, 2010 - NASSAU, Bahamas: Customers at Superwash on Prince Charles Drive can now go online while they do their washing. With their machine tokens, customers will get a receipt that includes a username and password that’s good for two hours.
From their browser window (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) users enter their username and password for two hours of web surfing.
Plus customers don’t need a password to browse the Bahamas Local website, where they can find movie times, the latest news and search thousands of business entries.
A study by In-Stat, a leading Technology Intelligence organization, estimated that global hotspot usage increased by 47 per cent in 2009 bringing the total worldwide hotspot venues to 245,000 locations (http://www.instat.com/newmk.asp?ID=2663). This increase is expected to continue through the end of 2010 and beyond.
Superwash president, Dionisio D’Aguilar, said: “Superwash is glad to be partnering with BahamasLocal.com on this project to bring internet access to our customers.
“In this day and age progressive businesses are expected to provide wireless internet access; especially somewhere where customers would have to sit, wait or spend long periods of time.”
Jason McDowall, CEO of BahamasLocal.com, said “We already launched a similar project in partnership with Starbucks and I imagine this will become an evolving trend. People expect to be online. It is no longer seen as just a luxury, even for those waiting for their laundry”.
SuperWash is the leading Laundromat franchise in The Bahamas with 11 locations in New Providence. BahamasLocal.com is an online information resource for The Bahamas, that includes information pertaining to local businesses, news, classifieds, movie listings, jobs & events.
The Prince Charles Superwash will serve as a test before the service is expanded to all Superwash locations.
Anyone interested in wireless service at their Superwash should email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.