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Many HP notebooks and tablets will get free access to iPass global Wi-Fi network

If you buy a new notebook, 2-in-1 or tablet fron HP in the near future, there's a good chance you might also get access to a global network of Wi-Fi hotspots. The company has announced a partnership with the iPass network to provide its customers with such access.

HP stated:

Customers who purchase new select HP notebooks, hybrid PCs, phablets and tablets with the iPass option will be able to access millions of hotspots on the iPass global Wi-Fi network for one, two, or three years at no additional cost starting in 2016. The user experience is simple and easy with one-click activation and single sign on, and more importantly, Last Mile VPN encryption helps make it private and secure.

If your HP product is eligible for the iPass Wi-Fi network promotion, you must activate the offer within 12 months of your purchase. The offer will not work on airplanes that have the in-flight Wi-Fi service from GoGo.

Source: HP (opens in new tab)

  • Yeah...
  • I searched on the web site for Southampton UK and it listed a tonne of hotspots... none of them run by iPass and most of them free? So, is this a con or something? Global network my bum 'ole.
  • Phablet? The HP Elite X3? Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Does this include HP phones? ;)
  • None available in a near future.
  • I would think this summer is the near future. From the Windows Central Universal Application for Windows 10
  • I've used iPass in past as global traveller and did come in handy to get access. Great deal if coming with new HP product. Skype Wi-Fi is good, but less coverage than iPass.