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Trustive, Low-cost, International WiFi Access


Trustive announces the launch of a new international mobile internet access service, which combines the best of WiFi with a 3G data roaming service, available in 85+ countries via one flexible and low-cost pass.

Trustive’s 2009 customer survey revealed that the widespread deployment of broadband internet in people’s homes along with the rapid uptake of smartphones such as the iPhone and Google Phone have created new expectations among users; a large percentage of whom now have 3G dongles with “unlimited packages” (and strict fair usage policies) that enable them to continue their online lifestyles (on Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Buzz, E-mail, YouTube etc.) whilst on the move in their national market. However, fed-up of returning from holidays or business trips abroad only to be met by an astronomical bill from their mobile operator for international roaming charges or annoyed at having their data roaming service cut half way through their trip by their domestic operator because they’ve reach the EU imposed 50 Euros limit, frequent and occasional travellers are desperate for a truly flexible, affordable and manageable international mobile internet service. That’s why Trustive is launching a new mobile broadband internet access service that combines both WiFi & 3G in one flexible, easy to use pass.

Trustive’s mobile internet service is based on a simple billing model that offers customers maximum control and cost predictability. A purely prepaid service (no subscription accounts whatsoever!) that gives customers maximum control over their credit, no hidden costs, an easy online top-up facility and 24/7 access to their account usage in real-time are the primary advantages associated with Trustive’s new mobile broadband internet service. Making credit valid for 12 months from the date of purchase also enables Trustive to offer customers huge savings compared to their home operators, savings that can be further improved if customers plan their usage wisely, making use of WiFi access – which contrary to the 3G service is billed on a per minute basis and includes no download quotas - for data heavy tasks (such as up and downloading photos, watching online videos, downloading large e-mail attachments etc.) and keeping the 3G service as a ‘back up.’

Christian VanGhelder, managing director for Trustive explains that “Trustive’s research has shown time and time again that coverage and cost are the two key concerns for travellers. That’s why complementing Trustive’s existing WiFi service (which now numbers 140,000 WiFi hotspots in 70+ countries, making Trustive the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe and probably the largest in the world too) with a “back-up” 3G data roaming service was a natural progression for us. We’re confident that a mobile broadband internet pass that combines the benefits and cost savings associated with WiFi (reliable, high-speed connections, no download quotas etc) with the advantage of the almost ubiquitous coverage inherent with a 3G service will quickly become a favourite with frequent and occasional travellers alike.”