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Engen Wi-Fi hotspots light up highways over December

Engen Wi-Fi hotspots light up highways over December

Engen has done it again. The company is bringing Wi-Fi to its forecourts, with 32 Wi-Fi hotspots set to come online at Engen 1-Stop service stations 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,” says Mohamed Hassanally, Automated Innovations Manager at Engen’s retail business. “Now passengers can also cruise the highways – information superhighways, that is – on their smartphones and tablets.”

Dumisani Bengu, Retail Business Manager says: “We are constantly working to bring our customers new innovations that will enhance their shopping experience.” 

How does it work?

“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 says.

Hassanally says travellers who cannot stay for half an hour at one service station shouldn’t worry, as their remaining Wi-Fi minutes can be spent 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.”

He says Engen 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.

“It’s important to us that we enable our customers to fill up on fuel, convenience and now, megabytes at our service stations,” says Bengu.

“It is in line with our pledge to always put the customer first, as espoused by Engen’s brand promise of – With us you are Number One.”

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