Kobo Wifi now has free use of Bell Canada’s Wifi network

From the press release:

Users of the new Kobo Wireless eReader now have even more opportunities to experience the joy of reading as Kobo, a global eReading service, today announced that Canadian Kobo Wireless eReader customers now enjoy free, unlimited access to Bell's Wi-Fi network at any one of Bell's over 800 Wi-Fi network hotspot locations across Canada. For locations, visit bell.ca/wifi.

Canadian Kobo Wireless eReaders are pre-configured and ready to go on the Bell Wi-Fi network, the largest Wi-Fi network in Canada. Once at a Bell Wi-Fi network hotspot location, customers simply visit the Kobo Store area on their Kobo Wireless eReader and they will be seamlessly connected and able to browse, download and buy eBooks, magazines and newspapers from the Kobo store - and start reading instantly.

"At Kobo we're passionate about delivering customers the best possible reading experience. We're thrilled to partner with Bell to enhance the reading experience for Canadian Kobo Wireless eReader users providing free, unlimited access to Canada's largest Wi-Fi network," said Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo. "Our customers love reading and now they can easily shop our collection of over 2.2 million books - including over 1 million engaging free classics - from their favorite Bell hotspot locations."

Bell Mobility clients can also enjoy the Kobo reading experience directly from select mobile devices such as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Tab which comes pre-loaded with the Kobo eReading App. The Kobo app is also available for download at Bell's Tunes & App store for Android users and will be available soon in French.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Kobo Wifi now has free use of Bell Canada’s Wifi network

  1. And I would not put it past Bell to try to charge people down the road. I am sure the term “Free” has a time limit in that beastiary known as Bell Canada. The believe that they (and their ilk) own the internet in Canada and only allow Canadians the use of it due to their extreme graciousness.

  2. considering how small the dl’s are its basically bell sponsoring kobo, a few pennies of bandwidth for some advertising on kobo and chapters/indigo websites

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