Supermarket chain Waitrose will this week become the latest free Internet access provider, attempting to compete with Freeserve’s success by giving away a percentage of its call charge profit to charities.
Waitrose is keeping quiet on the full details of the Internet service, but a call to the customer service desk revealed all Waitrose staff are being briefed this afternoon in preparation for the launch on Thursday.
Owned by the John Lewis Partnership, Waitrose became Internet savvy more than a year ago by offering an Intranet based home shopping service. Called [email protected], it enables employees to order groceries on their office PCs during work hours, which are then delivered to the office the same day.
In May, ISP Vas-Net teamed up with Internet Protocols to launch a similar service called Angels, which donates its profit to four UK charities.
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