HP and iPass Simplify Connectivity by Bringing Global Wi-Fi Access at no additional cost to Notebook and Tablet PCs
Collaboration allows HP customers in Asia Pacific and Japan to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network
SINGAPORE, October 2, 2014–HP and iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, today announced that select (1) HP notebook and tablet PCs will include the option to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network.
Through this agreement, iPass and HP will make it simpler and more affordable for consumers in Asia Pacific and Japan to connect to the internet locally and stay connected even when they are traveling. Customers who purchase new HP notebook and tablet PCs with this option will be able to register and automatically get access to millions of hotspots on the iPass global Wi-Fi network(2) for one year at no additional cost. The first of HP’s products with this option should be available from October 2014(3).
“As an ‘always on’ world continues to drive user expectations for affordable, seamless connectivity, HP continues to champion new mobile solutions for our customers,” said Roland Ng, vice president, Mobile Connectivity, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “We’re simplifying the process of connecting to the Internet locally, and while traveling, to ensure consumers and business get the most from their notebook and tablet devices.”
“People want easy access to stay connected to what matters to them most,” said Evan L. Kaplan, president and CEO, iPass. “We believe HP’s strength in the Notebook and Tablet business combined with the iPass global Wi-Fi network and easy to use apps will provide a powerful experience for consumers to connect to Wi-Fi while traveling. We are excited about this acceleration of making iPass available to the APJ market.”
To view a hotspot location map and to learn more about how to connect to iPass on an HP notebook or tablet PC visit www.ipass.com/hpoffer.
About iPass Inc.
iPass enables business travelers to stay connected by providing them with cost-effective and convenient global Wi-Fi access across smartphones, tablets and laptops. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, covering 120 countries and territories and selling to over 700 large corporations, telecom service providers and other strategic partners around the world. Through its cloud-based delivery model, iPass connects business travelers to over 13 million Wi-Fi hotspots in airports, airplanes, hotels and public areas. With the growing need for fast, high bandwidth connectivity, iPass lets business travelers stay close to what matters most while on the road including access to video, unified communications, web conferencing and other cloud based apps.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
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(1) HP commercial and consumer Notebook and Tablet PCs with OS of Windows 8.1, Android 4.2.2 and above. Devices with Windows 7 and Chrome OS may be added in subsequent months. Devices with FreeDos and Ubuntu OS are not included. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/stayconnected.
(2) Connectivity not available everywhere. The offer excludes premium iPass inflight access on planes. Subscription renewal and purchase of the iPass service required after the one year trial period. To view a hotspot location map and to learn more about the service visit www.ipass.com/hpoffer.
(3) Timing will vary by product and country. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/stayconnected.