Global HP users are now free to move about with connectivity.
Device manufacturer HP announced Wednesday it is teaming up with iPass to connect HP customers worldwide to iPass’ global Wi-Fi network.
The agreement opens millions of iPass hotspots to customers around the world who purchase select new HP notebooks, hybrid PCs, phablets and tablets with the iPass option, the companies said.
“We’ve heard from our customers that as they become increasingly mobile, they need affordable, seamless connectivity no matter where they are located across the globe,” said HP Inc.’s vice president and general manager of Mobility Michael Park. “We are excited to continue our collaboration with iPass to bring its global Wi-Fi network to our customers, so they can keep doing amazing things and stay connected in more places.”
The service will be available for one, two, or three years at no additional cost, HP said, though a one-time registration with iPass is required and the offer must be activated within 12 months of the device purchase. Once the allotted one, two, or three years of free connectivity expires, customers will have to purchase an iPass subscription to retain access to the network.
Wednesday’s announcement builds upon an existing October 2014 agreement between iPass and HP that allowed HP customers in Asia Pacific and Japan to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network.