Free Wi-Fi offered at 7-11 stores in Japan

Posted at 11/28/2012 9:46 AM

TOKYO - Seven & I Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will offer free Wi-Fi Internet connection service at its around 10,000 retail outlets, including Seven-Eleven convenience stores and Ito-Yokado supermarkets, from Saturday.

Under the new service, which is touted to be one of the largest of its kind provided by a retailer in Japan, the company will offer original online games to attract customers while aiming to have the public use it as information infrastructure in case of major disasters, it said.

Users can use the service three times a day via notebook computers and smartphones for free for up to 60 minutes each time.

==Kyodo