HP today said select HP notebook and tablet PCs will include the option to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network.
Access to iPass global Wi-Fi network will be free for one year, said HP. The first of HP’s products with this option should be available from October 2014.
The development indicates that HP notebook and tablet PC users can access Internet through Wi-Fi without a wireless contract.
The deal between iPass and HP will enable 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 Wi-Fi network for one year at no additional cost.
“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 — Asia Pacific and Japan at HP.
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