Coca-Cola recently started offering free wi-fi at vending machines in South Africa. They let anyone get online nearby, while at the same time increasing drink sales. The vending machines are put in areas that are easily accessible and have a good amount of traffic. There is actually no purchase requirement to use the free wifi, and techcentral’s David Visser said that
“providing access to free Wi-Fi will allow students and schoolchildren to “increase their knowledge through research while also giving entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community the opportunity to manage some of their business aspects online”.
There are currently 2 of these in South Africa, and Coca-Cola intends to add more of vending machines.