Tesco launches free and fast BT Wi-Fi

December 3rd 2014

BT, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (CFNI) today celebrated 25 years of a grant-making partnership which has distributed over £1 million to grassroots community organisations across Northern Ireland.

Tesco is helping customers get more value out of their shopping experiences with free and fast wi-fi access in stores thanks to a new partnership with BT.

To enjoy the new service, customers should simply select “Tesco Wi-fi” or “BT” on their smartphones or tablets and they can begin browsing.  The free service has been fully rolled out to Tesco Extra Super and Metro stores Ireland.


The BT Wi-fi service will allow customers to download Clubcard vouchers, get product information, browse recipes and take advantage of the latest in-store offers much quicker and more conveniently than before. 

Geraldine Casey, Personnel & IT Director, Tesco Ireland, said,

So far, we have wi-fi enabled 113 stores including our Tesco Extra, Super and Metro stores and we look forward to rolling the service out to our Express stores in the near future. The introduction of this wi-fi service gives our customers fast and convenient access to product information, pricing and special offers in store and is a natural platform to link our expanding online service. Tesco is the largest online retailer in the country with sales continuing to grow with our grocery home shopping service now reaching 86% population coverage.”


Shay Walsh, Managing Director, Business, BT Ireland said,

Connectivity is becoming an important part of the customer experience.  From retailing to banking, customers expect the same connectivity in high-street stores, cafes and bank branches as they get in their homes or workplaces. The BT Wi-fi partnership with Tesco gives customers the connectivity they expect.  It also creates a platform for Tesco to further bring the in-store and online shopping experience closer together for the benefit of its customers.”