Store owner Sajid Khan and IT technician Zeeshan Khan
Next to Bruce's grocery store on Scott Road is .net, a new internet café and mobile phones and accessory shop. It provides a variety of services, including mobile phone unlocking, top-ups, phone and PC repairs and even a Playstation to come and play games online.
Zakaria Khan, colleague of shop owner Sajid Khan explains he got the idea for the shop while living in London. "This place on Scott Road was a closed property for many years. I knew the owner and he said, 'just take it and do what you can with it'. There's already a grocery store next door, an off-licence up the road and another grocery store nearby, so it had be something totally different. I'd been living in London where they have these types of shops everywhere. I came back to Sheffield and I thought 'they don't have them here as much, not in this area', so I thought I'd open it up and see how it goes. It's something different."
As well as computers providing access to the internet, the shop provides a variety of mobile phone services. "We've got many mobile phone accessories and chargers, and we do a repair service for mobile phones, including LCD screen repairs or replacements for when screens are cracked."
They also do computer and laptop repairs. Staff member and friend Zeeshan is a qualified IT technician with ten years of experience. Zakaria adds: “We do upgrades and downgrades. We can install your software and operating system. If you've got a problem you can bring it here, and normally we'll have it fixed within the day or the day after.”
The store provides a sofa to sit and watch the big screen TV or indulge in some online gaming. “We've got a Playstation hooked up to the internet so you can play games online. It’s a big thing nowadays, so I thought I'd provide something different”.
.NET services include:
Fast speed broadband internet usage for £1 an hour.
Computers equipped with headsets and webcams for video calling.
Mobile phones and accessories, unblocking/flashing for all brands
Western Union money transfers
Photocopying, scanning and faxing.
Open 7 days a week, 10 am – 7 pm.
http://www.157net.net e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0114 327 1977
157 Scott Road S4 7BH