In a launch on April 1, Kahului’s Queen Ka’ahumanu Center joined the list of savvy businesses offering free WiFi to customers. According to the mall’s press release, the launch makes the center Maui’s first shopping center to offer free wireless Internet access. Any laptop or device with wireless capability can now access the internet on the mall grounds through the “Queen K WiFi” network, which will also offer additional perks such as access to exclusive offers and promotions, stated the release.
“Maui is mobile,” said Todd A. Vines, marketing manager for Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, in the news release. “We’re always creating ways to make the shopping experience more engaging. For us offering the convenience of free Wi-Fi is a natural evolution.”
Along with WiFi Wailuku, a plan to provide a municipal WiFi program in Wailuku Town which we wrote about last week, “Queen K WiFi” shows the growing recognition that in this day and age, if you broadcast a free wireless network, they will come—on iPhones and iPads, notebooks and laptops.
In related news, expect to hear “What? Sorry, I was tweeting…” a lot more often.