iPass Launches Windows Phone 8 Mobile App for Global Enterprise Wi-Fi Connectivity
Addition of Windows Phone 8 Platform Addresses BYOD Needs Across Top Three Mobile Platforms
REDWOOD SHORES, CA., November 4, 2013: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobile services for enterprises, software companies and telecom service providers, today announced the availability of iPass Open Mobile™ for Windows Phone 8. iPass now enables Wi-Fi connectivity for users of Windows Phone 8, along with Android and iOS devices, helping enterprises keep mobility costs down, and mobile worker productivity up in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era. Available as a free download from the Windows Store, iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 provides employees with seamless connectivity to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network of more than 1.4 million hotspots, including in-flight Internet, hotels, airports and business venues around the world
iPass Open Mobile on the Windows Phone 8 platform enables the enterprise to provide employees with seamless connectivity to the iPass Mobile Network, providing a consistent user experience while avoiding costly roaming charges and Wi-Fi session passes. Organizations gain visibility into enterprise, group, individual, and device mobility and can easily enforce expense and security policies—helping to reduce the total cost of mobility. For more information, please visit: www.ipass.com/smartphones-and-tablets/.
“Today’s business travelers require reliable connectivity to be productive. Without it, users turn to cellular services or Wi-Fi session passes without regard for the high costs to the organization,” said Barbara Nelson Chief Technology Officer, iPass. “With this launch, iPass Open Mobile is now available on all preferred mobile platforms, providing mobile productivity, mitigating risk, and supporting BYOD policies for enterprises and users around the world.”
iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 offers key features such as:
- Wi-Fi connectivity: Allows users to access the iPass Mobile Network, with over 15 million” hotspots around the world.
- Hotspot Finder: Lookup utility to find and map out hotspots near the user or in a particular geographic location.
- Speed Test: Helps the user test their connection for compatibility with VoIP, video and other apps.
Pricing and Availability:
iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 is free to download from the Windows Store.
About iPass Inc.:
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than 15 million” Wi-Fi hotspots across 132 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops anywhere in the world — simply, securely and cost-effectively.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the WiFi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
Sarah Duckett, Public Relations Director, iPass
Tel: +1 650-232-4337
Leila Hajaj, Spark Communications
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