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Barnes & Noble Offers Free Wi-Fi

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BarnesandNoble_ATT.pngBarnes & Noble announced that it’s giving away free books yesterday and today announced that each of its stores will have free Wi-Fi access. Wireless net access is provided by AT&T, which charges a per-use fee for non-subscribers. The move to free is an attempt to raise awareness that Barnes & Noble is down with the whole e-delivery thing.

Of course free Wif-Fi should bring a few more people in the door, but I wonder how many will bother to visit a bookstore to buy an eBook.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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  1. bluespapa

    07/30/2009 at 10:39 pm

    About time. Here they’re in malls steps away from free wi-fi and coffee. Not sure who thought it helped whom, but it didn’t get anyone I know to sign up with ATT. Always seemed silly watching people’s roll their eyes and walk out of the store.

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