Connecting commuters online with Urvans fitted with Wi-fiBy Noli Ermitanio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Commuting workers and students will now have the means to stay connected while on the road.
For a limited time only, the Universal Motors Corp.’s Nissan Urvan will have Wi-fi connection.
Honeymae Limjap, AVP for marketing and sales of UMC, said with the Biyaheng Blockbuster promo, Urvans purchased until July 31, 2012, will be fitted with a built-in Wi-Fi router plus two headrest monitors with a DVD player.
Using the Wi-fi router is simple: Just plug it in a compatible USB broadband stick to the on-board Wi-fi router and all passengers will enjoy instant Wi-fi connectivity.
According to Limjap, UMC was prompted by the increasing need of Filipinos to be constantly connected to the Internet, which it took to the streets—literally.
“More than just a promotional gimmick, we believe that it’s going to be a positive influence in the daily lives of Filipinos,” Limjap said.
“Imagine, commuting to work in an Urvan shuttle that has Wi-fi—you and your copassengers may have already finished work before stepping in the office. For students stuck in traffic, they can do homework and online research on the road,” she added.
According to Limjap, UMC has always taken pride in being the first to answer the needs of Filipino automobile owners. “We were the first to introduce Diesel engines in the Philippines. Now we are going to be one of the first to introduce Wi-fi connectivity for all our passenger and commercial vans.”
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