Hewlett-Packard (HP) has partnered Wi-Fi network provider iPass Inc to allow selected HP notebook and tablet PCs to include the option to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network.
Under this partnership, iPass and HP will make it easier and more affordable for customers 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 for one year at no additional cost. The first of HP's products with this option should be available from October 2014.
"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."
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