|T-Mobile Hotspots Available at Borders Bookstores|
Posted: 10-Apr-2003 [Source: T-Mobile]
[Borders customers in seven US States now have access to T-Mobile's Wi-Fi service.]
Bellevue, WA -- Borders Group Inc. and T-Mobile USA, Inc., announced that T-Mobile HotSpotSM service is now available in all Borders Books & Music locations in California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and Washington state offering customers WiFi (802.11b) high-speed wireless broadband Internet access in more than 145 stores. By mid-June, a majority of the more than 410 Borders Books & Music stores in the U.S. will be WiFi-enabled, giving T-Mobile HotSpot customers even more convenient locations to reliably access the Internet when away from their home or office.
Borders provides an ideal environment for mobile professionals to catch up on email, download important presentations or access their corporate intranet from a comfortable chair. T-Mobile HotSpot service allows customers with a wireless-enabled laptop or PDA to access the Internet or intranets at super fast speeds. Customers can indulge in personal interests such as reading online book reviews and experiencing rich multimedia audio and video services. In addition, WiFi service in Borders stores expands the customer shopping experience, allowing customers to maintain a connection to the outside world when shopping Borders' vast selection of books, music and movies, or talking with friends over a cup of coffee in Cafe Borders.
To connect, customers need a T-Mobile HotSpot account and a WiFi-enabled laptop or PDA. To use the service, customers simply need to launch their Internet browser from within a participating Borders and login. Customers can locate the nearest Borders store by visiting www.bordersstores.com. With a T-Mobile HotSpot account, individuals can access the service from more than 2,300 locations nationally, including Borders. A variety of rate plans are available, including prepay, Pay-As-You-Go and unlimited national access plans starting at $29.99 a month. Rate, location and other information about the T-Mobile HotSpot service can be found at www.t-mobile.com/hotspot/.
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