Dubliners have been enjoying free WiFi on Grafton Street for the last two months courtesy of goldenpages.ie.
The free WiFi sponsorship from goldenpages.ie coincides with the launch of the new goldenpages.ie app.
Free WiFi has been available to all internet users in the Grafton Street area courtesy of goldenpages.ie and Open WiFi Ltd. for the last two months. The WiFi on Grafton Street is being serviced by Open Wi-Fi Ltd. who provide speeds of up to 50MB. To gain access to the free WiFi users need to join ‘FREE WiFi GPI.ie’ when they enter Grafton Street.
Paul Wood, Marketing Director at FCR Media Ltd. (publishers of goldenpages.ie) said “We are delighted with the success of our continued sponsorship of the free WiFi in Grafton Street and it is very encouraging to see Dublin City Council recognise the need to provide the general public with free WiFi in our vibrant capital city.”
Once connected to the free WiFi users can download the newly launched goldenpages.ie app. The new goldenpages.ie app from FCR Media Ltd. offers Irish consumers everything they need when searching for a product or service. The new goldenpages.ie app has been designed for easy navigation with a clear layout and a more user friendly interface.
Paul Wood, Marketing Director at FCR Media Ltd. explains why it is a great opportunity for goldenpages.ie “We know the importance the general public puts on being able to search and look up businesses on the go and using our iconic search brand goldenpages.ie to sponsor the free WiFi is a perfect fit. Sponsoring the free WiFi allows us to also promote our new goldenpages.ie app a comprehensive database of Irish businesses with Location Based Offers & Alerts, Cinema Listings, Weather Updates, Event Guide and lots more”
“The free WiFi courtesy of goldenpages.ie not only benefits the user but is also hugely beneficial to the businesses in the Grafton Street area” explains Paul Wood. “A business owner needs to ensure that their business can be found when their customers are using their smartphones on the go, as mobile users are converting at a high rate; after looking up a local business on their smartphone, 61% of users called the business and 59% visited the business.”
goldenpages.ie has redesigned its iPhone and Android apps to give the existing 170,000 users of the goldenpages.ie app an enhanced locally focused search platform whilst containing all the nationwide information a user may need.
One of the great features on the new goldenpages.ie app is Location Based Offers & Alerts where a user can receive real time deals based on their current location which is great for businesses as 29% of Irish smartphone users are likely to interact with an advert which is based on location.
New to the app are such features as ‘Map Me’ which pinpoints your exact location; ‘Cinema Listings’ where you can see what’s on in your local cinema; ‘Weather Updates’ making sure you’re never caught out in the rain again; a comprehensive ‘Event Guide’ bringing a world of culture to your fingers tips and a ‘Share this Listing’ which allows the user to share a business via Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email or just save to their contacts.
“Our sponsorship of the free WiFi in Grafton Street will continue into the year as we look for other opportunities to sponsor free WiFi around Ireland” stated Paul Wood.
About FCR Media Ltd.
FCR Media Ltd. is a specialised sales and marketing company focusing on local search and advertising products. A premier source of local intelligence about products & services that provide advertising solutions for SME’s customised to the business requirements through mobile, online and print platforms.
Our proprietary platforms and products include goldenpages.ie (Print, Online & Mobile), SaySo.ie (Online & Mobile), MobileReady, Offers and Alerts with Location Based Advertising (LBA) and the award winning MySite Platform, a website solution for small businesses.
Partnerships with Google (Google AdWords™ Premier SME Partner), Microsoft, EuroPages, Nokia, CityPost and eircom (eircomphonebook.ie) provide a comprehensive media solution set to meet the local search and advertising needs of SME’s in Ireland.
About Open Wi-Fi Ltd
Open Wi-Fi Ltd was founded in 2011 to bring high speed public Wi-Fi to Ireland. With over 30 years’ experience in the wireless broadband sector the Open Wi-Fi team has developed a proprietary hot-spot system which combined with dedicated high speed internet back-haul delivers a high performance Wi-Fi service to smartphone, laptop and tablet users. Synchronous speeds of up to 50 mb/s are available from each Open Wi-Fi hotspot free of charge.
To download the iPhone app click here: https://itunes.apple.com/ee/app/new-goldenpages.ie/id555917402?mt=8
To download the Android app click here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.goldenpages.all&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImllLmdvbGRlbnBhZ2VzLmFsbCJd
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