7 October 2014

HP announces free roaming Wi-Fi offer for selected notebooks and tablets

HP and iPass, the world's largest Wi-Fi network, announced last week that selected* HP notebook and tablet PCs will include the option to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network.

Source: HP website.

Through this agreement, iPass and HP make it simpler and more affordable for users in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) to connect to the Internet locally, and stay connected when they travel. 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, VP, 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 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.

*HP commercial and consumer notebook and tablet PCs with operating systems such as 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.

**Connectivity is not available everywhere. The offer excludes premium iPass inflight access on planes. Subscription renewal and purchase of the iPass service is 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.

***Timing will vary by product and country. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/stayconnected.