8 July 2014

HP introduces DataPass mobile broadband service

HP has unveiled new technologies for business travel in the Asia Pacific region with HP DataPass.

"Today’s always-on, fast-paced, virtual and highly-connected environment unlocks new opportunities for businesses and end-users,” said Nick Lazaridis, Senior VP, Printing and Personal Systems, and MD, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “At HP, we are focused on innovation that delivers the best customer experience, while facilitating opportunities for customers to move to the New Style of IT.”

In an ‘always on’ world, people need an easier and more affordable way to connect to the Internet locally and when they are travelling. Through HP DataPass, HP is simplifying how customers connect to the Internet by embedding mobile broadband in select PCs and tablets and including a flexible mobile data service with locally competitive rates. The first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, HP DataPass will cover 13 markets globally and offers an affordable solution for users locally and when they travel to these countries. 

Source: HP. The HP Slate7 Voice Tablet Ultra.

Ready out of the box, HP DataPass allows customers to simply turn on, register and immediately connect to the internet with 3G or 4G LTE mobile broadband service powered by Fogg Mobile. Customers receive up to 250 MB every month for two years at no additional cost and without contract. They also have the option to purchase additional data packages at locally competitive rates, and without a contract.

HP DataPass will first be made available in Hong Kong and Singapore on the HP Slate7 Voice Tablet Ultra by the end of 2014. The service will be progressively made available across more devices and markets in 2015.