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Sam's Club Deploys AT&T WiFiSam's Club Deploys AT&T WiFi

Sam’s Club announced plans to upgrade all of its US locations with WiFi by November

August 10, 2010

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Sam's Club Deploys AT&T WiFi

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- As part of its commitment to deliver the best possible shopping experience, Sam’s Club today announced plans to upgrade all of its U.S. locations with Wi-Fi by November. The announcement was delivered to more than 2,200 Sam’s Club associates from the field and Home Office gathered at the Orlando Convention Center for the company’s Annual Holiday Meeting, which showcases holiday merchandise and details plans for the season.

AT&T* will provide Wi-Fi to Sam’s Club, which will allow its members greater use of their Wi-Fi enabled smart phones while shopping and enable associates to demo new IPTV’s (internet TV’s) as well as other internet connected devices in real time. Members may view their favorite web application such as Facebook™, Pandora™ or Vudo™ on large screen TV’s to better understand how it would appear at home. In addition, hundreds of product reviews will now be accessible in-club as well to help members research potential purchases and access samsclub.com. Sam’s Club is also upgrading to 1080p HDTV displays, to provide an improved and more realistic picture quality. Sam’s Club is the first warehouse club to offer live IPTV demos and carry a 1080p broadcast signal. Sam’s Club expects to showcase 3D TV’s in all locations and online next month.

“Our members are early adopters of technology and electronics, and we’re excited to deliver an improved experience in our clubs,” said Brian Cornell, president and CEO, Sam’s Club. “This investment in connectivity allows us to showcase the high quality brands we offer in a new engaging way, provide an enhanced level of service and brings to life our promise to our members of Savings Made Simple.”

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