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Trustive Welcomes Eurail and InterRail Pass Holders to its Premium, European WiFi Network

Posted by Trustive on July 21, 2011

A dynamic new partnership offers Eurail and InterRail pass holders exclusive discounts on Trustive’s standard, prepaid WiFi passes.

Trustive, a leading worldwide mobile internet access provider and the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe, is very pleased to announce a partnership with the Eurail Group G.I.E, a non-profit organisation that manages the Eurail and InterRail Passes on behalf of national railway organisations from 30 different European countries.

Trustive offers travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000+ premium WiFi hotspots in 130 countries. In contrast, the Eurail Group offer travellers (more then 670,970 travellers in 2010) great value for money and provide tremendous flexibility in planning travel itineraries throughout Europe.

Under this new partnership, Eurail and InterRail pass holders can benefit from exciting and exclusive discounts on Trustive’s standard, prepaid WiFi passes. All Trustive WiFi passes are valid across Trustive’s entire WiFi hotspot network and offer customers real control over their budgets, with secure online payments & usage monitoring. In addition, Trustive offers a range of free software (for Windows, Mac, Asus Eee PC and Android) to detect and connect to Trustive hotspots as well as a free secure web browser for customer’s additional peace of mind.

Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director, welcomes Eurail and InterRail pass holders to the Trustive community: “Trustive is a perfect fit for the Eurail Group. Travellers need to stay connected and as Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider (with 90,000 hotspots in Europe alone), Trustive is perfectly positioned to facilitate this.”

“The Eurail Group is very proud to form a partnership with Trustive and we are confident that Eurail & InterRail pass holders will benefit from this special offer. Today’s traveller feels the need to stay connected whilst on the move and with Trustive’s prepaid WiFi subscription, it’s possible to search the web, skype family back home and even access email’s from your own cellular device”, says Marketing Director, Ana Dias e Seixas of the Eurail Group.

About Trustive
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

About Eurail Group
Press Contacts: Ana Dias e Seixas & Ellie Kingswell
E-mail: pressinfo@eurail.nl, tel: + 31 (0)30 7516 500
Eurail photo library: http://eurail.informationstore.net
Eurail Group corporate website and press room: www.eurailgroup.com

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Trustive Relaunches Its MyHotspotter WiFi Software For Microsoft Windows 7 Devices

Posted by Trustive on May 12, 2011

Trustive's MyHotspotter WiFi software is now compatible with Windows 7!

Trustive's MyHotspotter for Windows

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, is very proud to be launching a new version of its MyHotspotter WiFi client (connection management software) for Windows, with improved Microsoft® Windows® 7 compatibility.

Originally launched in 2007, MyHotspotter for Windows as long been a preferred tool of Trustive customers, detecting and providing one-click access to Trustive’s international network of WiFi hotspots for laptops running Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2) or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™. This new version of MyHotspotter for Windows, which is still free to download from Trustive’s website (www.trustive.com), includes improved Microsoft® Windows® 7 32 bit and 64 bit support as well as enhanced WISPr connectivity and direct access to Trustive’s enhanced WiFi security feature; the latter being a secure web browser that provides additional peace of mind for Trustive customers whilst they surf the internet.

“Trustive’s strategy has long been that 3G data roaming services should be used as a “back up”, with travellers relying on WiFi whenever possible because it is cheaper, faster and easier than 3G” says Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director. “Demand for WiFi access continues to increase thanks to the growing popularity of an ever expanding range of WiFi enabled devices (from smartphones, tablets and laptop computers, to handheld gaming devices) and at Trustive we strive to make detecting and accessing our WiFi access services as easy as possible, regardless of the device a customer chooses.”

In addition to MyHotspotter for Windows, Trustive offers customers a range of free connection software in the form of MyHotspotter for Macbook and MyHotspotter for Asus Eee PC as well as a free app version – MyHotspotter for Android – that’s available via the Android market for Android smartphones and tablets. Trustive’s Easy WiFi, an iPhone / iPad / iPod app, is also available from the Apple App store for a small fee.

To download Trustive’s MyHotspotter or Windows – for FREE – please visit http://www.trustive.com/myhotspotter/windows/ and follow the on screen instructions

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Trustive proves that it’s truly dedicated to travellers by announcing another significant network expansion!

Posted by Trustive on April 12, 2011

Trustive, a leading worldwide mobile internet access provider and the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe, is very proud to be announcing a significant increase in its WiFi coverage. The recent addition of a further 40,000 locations brings Trustive’s WiFi network to an impressive 220,000 premium WiFi hotspots across 130 countries.
This latest WiFi network expansion serves to consolidate Trustive’s presence around the world, in particular in the US, UK, Malta and France. With 118,000 WiFi hotspots in Asia, 90,000 WiFi hotspots in Europe, 11,000 WiFi hotspots in North America and 2500 WiFi hotspots in Latin America, Trustive is the ideal choice for frequent travellers. In addition to good geographical coverage, Trustive aims to provide WiFi access in premium venues frequented by business and leisure travellers alike; such as 750 airport locations, 38,500 bars & restaurants (including chains such as Starbucks and Caffe Nero), and 35,000 hotels (including brands such as Radisson SAS, Ramada Jarvis, Holiday Inn, Thistle Hotel, Hilton) to name but a few.
Christian VanGhelder, Managing Director of Trustive confirms that “Trustive understands the need to stay connected when travelling and more importantly to use WiFi access wherever possible because it is far cheaper than 3G. This latest expansion and consolidation of Trustive’s international WiFi coverage will therefore be of great interest to Trustive’s customer base of international travellers.”
Trustive’s WiFi network incorporates the networks of over 80 international hotspot operators and so recommends that customers rely on the free WiFi software (available for various devices via www.trustive.com) in order to automatically detect and connect to Trustive WiFi hotspots. For up-to-date information regarding Trustive’s entire network of 220,000 premium WiFi hotspots, customers are encouraged to consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot locator (www.trustive.com/hotspots/).

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries (including more than 750+ airports internationally) and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

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WiFi, the international mobile internet access solution for the perceived future

Posted by Trustive on February 23, 2011

In our 2010 report, Trustive observes new trends in the way travellers access the internet. Travellers use multiple devices – these days it is not unusual to travel with 3 or more devices – and laptops are gradually being replaced by tablets and smartphones.

This new trend is therefore leading a shift in the way that data is accessed. Regular usage of multiple devices and the real risk of loosing, breaking and/or having devices stolen means that data has to be accessible directly via the net. Forget having to download files onto multiple platforms and the headache associated with the constant need to manage and synchronize local data across multiple devices, hardisks and/or USB keys. In the 21st century, data will be stored in virtual “clouds”, accessible via any device with mobile internet access.

The combination of the availability of high-speed broadband, low-cost structures and a new generation of WiFi technology all enable users to enjoy high-speed WiFi access at home and in the office. It is therefore only natural that users prefer to use the same type of high-speed WiFi internet access services when they travel abroad as well.

Due to the above-mentioned new trends in mobile internet access, it is imperative that security be reviewed, the risks inherent to the public domain being simply too great to ignore. Trustive strongly recommends designing data access security protocols independently to the devices being used. Experts and suppliers should, in Trustive’s opinion, concentrate on providing secured access to data for internal or external use. Trustive understands the complexity of this design but, for the perceived future at least, we cannot escape current user behaviour patterns and trends and, in order to safeguard data, it is thus only sensible to address this subject sooner rather than later.

As carriers move to “à la carte plans”, business nomads working for small companies will pay increasing attention to which types of network they connect to and how much such mobile internet connections cost. Increases in workforce mobility will result in an increase in WiFi usage in the coming months and years. Today’s 3G and tomorrow’s 4G will be premium services, reserved for the top echelon of travellers. However, the vast majority of travellers will rely on WiFi access whenever they are abroad.

At Trustive, we have always worked to provide a secure infrastructure for travellers to rely on, primarily by establishing secure interconnections with our 100+ operator partners and by using the latest technology to protect our systems and sites. Trustive offers travellers a low-cost mobile internet access service that includes free WiFi software to detect and connect to Trustive WiFi hotspots in just one click. That, plus of course Trustive’s free secure web browser (also accessible via Trustive’s WiFi software) both enable travellers to connect easily and with peace of mind to the world’s largest WiFi hotspot network of 180,000 WiFi hotspots in 130 countries.

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Trustive announces another WiFi network expansion

Posted by Trustive on October 5, 2010

Trustive's premium WiFi network expands once again! 180,000 premium hotspots in 130+ countriesTrustive confirms that its premium WiFi network has increased to 180,000 hotspots in 130 countries; “supporting your journey, wherever you’re going!”

Trustive, traditionally Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, is very proud to be able to confirm that its popular WiFi network has grown once again and now includes 180,000 premium hotspots. This expansion includes the considerable consolidation of Trustive’s existing presence, particularly in Asia and Australasia (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan etc.) but also the spread of coverage into new territories, including several Middle Eastern countries.

Trustive offers travellers extensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspots of more than 80 leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of WiFi hotspots and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that detect Trustive hotspots and automate the log in process). Trustive recently extended their service offering to include a combined mobile internet pass providing international WiFi and 3G data roaming access in order to provide their customers with even greater coverage and flexibility.

This recent expansion to Trustive’s premium WiFi footprint means that not only is Trustive Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, but also No1 in Asia and probably, the leading WiFi access provider in the world. Christian VanGhelder, managing director for Trustive explains that “Coverage will continue to be a key concern for travellers and this most recent network expansion is proof, were it required, of Trustive’s ongoing commitment to providing a truly world-class mobile internet service for its community of travellers. Trustive’s WiFi coverage now includes access at 750 airports, 32,000 hotels, 38,000 bars and restaurants, plus thousands of bus and train stations, marinas, convention centres and more venues besides. London, Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Zurich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Taipei, Chicago – wherever you need to be, we aim to be right there at your side, providing low-cost but high quality mobile internet access and keeping you connected whilst on the move.”

For more information regarding Trustive’s entire network of 180,000 WiFi hotspots, customers are encouraged to consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot locator (www.trustive.com/hotspots/). Trustive’s online hotspot locator tool enables customers to locate Trustive hotspots using either the freestyle (search by address, postcode or city) or browse search tools, filter search results according to hotspot type (e.g. hotel, airport, bar/restaurant etc.) and then plan their journeys and WiFi access in advance. Hotspot results can even be downloaded and imported into various GPS systems (Tomtom, Garmin, Navman or Navigon).

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Trustive’s Top 10 hotspots for September 2010

Posted by Trustive on September 17, 2010

There are a real range of venues in the top 10 this month:

  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Radisson SAS Hotel Stansted Airport, London, United Kingdom
  • Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, Nice, France
  • London Gatwick Airport, London, United Kingdom
  • Hotel Ristorante Transatlantico, Naples, Italy
  • Camping Ginasservis, Ginasservis, France
  • Stars’n’Bars Restaurant, Monaco
  • Port de Cannes, Cannes, France
  • Gare de Lyon, Paris, France
  • Mercure Stuttgart City Center, Stuttgart, Germany

As you can see, Trustive has hotspots in prime locations across Europe and in 110+ countries worldwide: hotels, train stations, airports, bars & restaurants and many, many more besides. So, make sure you check out our coverage before you travel and stay connected with peace of mind thanks to Trustive’s low-cost WiFi service and no download quota policy.

Trustive’s online hotspot directory – http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/ – you won’t find our coverage information anywhere else!

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Trustive announces a further expansion of its premium mobile internet service, with coverage growing from 70 to 110 countries!

Posted by Trustive on June 22, 2010

Trustive is very proud to be able to announce that its international mobile internet service is now available in 110 countries, making Trustive the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe and probably the largest mobile internet access provider in the world too.

Trustive offers travellers extensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspots of more than 70 leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of WiFi hotspots and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi clients for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). Trustive recently extended their service offering to include a combined mobile internet pass providing international WiFi and 3G data roaming access in order to provide their customers with even greater coverage and flexibility.

This rapid expansion is testament to Trustive’s commitment to continually improve the mobile internet service offered to its community of international travellers. The extended footprint includes popular holiday destinations such as Barbados, Bermuda, Cambodia, Colombia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, San Marino, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Maldives. For more information regarding Trustive’s entire network of 140,000 WiFi hotspots, customers are encouraged to consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot locator. Trustive’s online hotspot locator tool enables customers to locate Trustive hotspots using either the freestyle (search by address, postcode or city) or browse search tools, filter search results according to hotspot type (e.g. hotel, airport, bar/restaurant etc.) and then plan their journeys and WiFi access in advance. Hotspot results can even be downloaded and imported into various GPS systems (Tomtom, Garmin, Navman or Navigon)..

Christian VanGhelder, managing director for Trustive explains that “Coverage, cost and easy access are the key concerns for travellers. We completely understand that travellers want to maintain their ‘online’ lifestyles wherever they may be. That’s why we extended our service offering to include not just a premium WiFi service, which is ideal for bandwidth heavy activities (YouTube, Facebook, multimedia file sharing etc.), but also a ‘back up’ 3G internet service for when WiFi is unavailable. With our WiFi hotspot locator, we also strive to make planning your trip and staying connected whilst you are abroad as easy and as affordable as possible.”

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Trustive announces the launch of a new international mobile internet access service!

Posted by Trustive on May 12, 2010

Trustive's mobile broadband internet service is now available

One low-cost and flexible pass for mobile internet access in 85+ countries

Trustive’s new mobile internet service combines the best of WiFi with a 3G data roaming service that is 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.”

For more information about Trustive’s mobile internet access services visit: http://www.trustive.com

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The biggest worldwide wireless broadband service is deployed from Europe – Trustive’s WiFi network grows to 140,000 premium locations in 70+ countries!

Posted by Trustive on May 4, 2010

London based Trustive has long aimed to unify local WiFi hotspot networks (airports, hotels, bars etc.) under one brand in order to save travellers from having to register and input their credit card details each and every time they want to connect to a different WiFi hotspot. With a Trustive pass, travellers can roam freely across a comprehensive network of hotspots, taking their credit with them wherever they go. In the face of stiff competition from big operators, this approach may have seemed risky.

However WiFi has now become so widespread, with hotspots cropping up in ever more places, that its availability is now expected in many locations, thereby encouraging users to rely on WiFi for a range of new and exciting tasks. As such, providing a reliable, high-speed WiFi access service has become a necessity for hotels, restaurants and bars, airports, leisure centres and campsites, train stations, at home and even in planes. Trustive’s WiFi network has grown in parallel, from 3000 hotspots in 2003 to an incredible 140,000 premium locations in 70+ countries worldwide, making it the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe and probably the largest in the world too.

The spread of WiFi, the improvements in technology (devices) as well as the speed of transmission all combine now to facilitate real multimedia usage. Users are no longer content just to consult their e-mails and the odd website. We use IM (instant messaging) VoIP services to keep communication costs down in countries where this is permitted. We watch YouTube videos and consult Google. We connect to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and/or any of the other networking sites where we need to be seen.

For the past 7 years, Trustive has followed this evolution establishing relationships with most of the key actors and big operators like Telefonica, BT Openzone, Swisscom, SFR, KPN, Golden Telecom, China Telecom (etc.) in order to be able to offer coverage in 70+ countries via 140,000 premium WiFi hotspot locations (hotels chains, restaurants, bars, airports, train stations, conference centres, marinas, car rentals). If you travel around China, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, Argentina or if you go to Moscow, St Petersburg, Cape Town or anywhere in Europe, having high-speed access is now completely feasible, without the need to worry about the associated cost upon your return home because billing is simple with online account monitoring (in real-time, 24/7) and no hidden costs.

To help customers, Trustive also provides free WiFi software that detects and automatically identifies Trustive hotspots and logs the customer in with just one click. The customer can also access the secure web browser via the WiFi software if required.

Over recent years, the economy has seen the collapse of large corporate structures and a shift in favour of smaller organisations. A “nomadic” population has appeared, freed from the restraints of traditional structures (offices, meeting rooms) they are conducting business in bars, restaurants and hotels, which are cheaper and much more flexible. Trustive’s 2009 customer survey results (which represent the opinion of Trustive’s customer base of 8000+ frequent travellers) confirm that Internet access in these locations is a key, deciding factor and users are now basing their travel decisions on the availability (or not) of WiFi.

Trustive’s aim remains primarily to form partnerships that will enable the new “nomads”, who travel for business and leisure, to log in with a minimum of security and a maximum of freedom, whilst respecting the prevailing legislation.

Trustive will continue to expand in areas such as Japan, Korea, Singapore and Latin America by joining forces with innovative companies in order to guarantee the provision of a secure, seamless and high-speed service with clear cost control for the user. It is highly probable that Trustive will integrate other technologies into its offering to complement its WiFi service. International 3G services remain a “back-up” solution, for limited access in case of an emergency. We should remember that it is highly recommend to deactivate the “international data roaming” service option on the iPhone before leaving your home country and that the 50 Euros maximum usage limit and service cut off on international roaming fees that was imposed on mobile operators by the European Union in 2009, is quickly reached when you travel abroad and connect using your smartphone or 3G dongle.

WiFi will remain a key part of mobile internet for a long time to come, especially as soon as users pass the border or want to do more than just check their e-mails.  Recently, the Netbook, iPhone, iPod Touch, Google phone & now the iPad have all confirmed this trend. So before travelling, for business or leisure, remember “regardless of the device you use, the important thing is to get connected!”

London based Trustive has long aimed to unify local WiFi hotspot networks (airports, hotels, bars etc.) under one brand in order to save travellers from having to register and input their credit card details each and every time they want to connect to a different WiFi hotspot. With a Trustive pass, travellers can roam freely across a comprehensive network of hotspots, taking their credit with them wherever they go. In the face of stiff competition from big operators, this approach may have seemed risky.

However WiFi has now become so widespread, with hotspots cropping up in ever more places, that its availability is now expected in many locations, thereby encouraging users to rely on WiFi for a range of new and exciting tasks. As such, providing a reliable, high-speed WiFi access service has become a necessity for hotels, restaurants and bars, airports, leisure centres and campsites, train stations, at home and even in planes. Trustive’s WiFi network has grown in parallel, from 3000 hotspots in 2003 to an incredible 140,000 premium locations in 70+ countries worldwide, making it the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe and probably the largest in the world too.

The spread of WiFi, the improvements in technology (devices) as well as the speed of transmission all combine now to facilitate real multimedia usage. Users are no longer content just to consult their e-mails and the odd website. We use IM (instant messaging) VoIP services to keep communication costs down in countries where this is permitted. We watch YouTube videos and consult Google. We connect to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and/or any of the other networking sites where we need to be seen.

For the past 7 years, Trustive has followed this evolution establishing relationships with most of the key actors and big operators like Telefonica, BT Openzone, Swisscom, SFR, KPN, Golden Telecom, China Telecom (etc.) in order to be able to offer coverage in 70+ countries via 140,000 premium WiFi hotspot locations (hotels chains, restaurants, bars, airports, train stations, conference centres, marinas, car rentals). If you travel around China, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, Argentina or if you go to Moscow, St Petersburg, Cape Town or anywhere in Europe, having high-speed access is now completely feasible, without the need to worry about the associated cost upon your return home because billing is simple with online account monitoring (in real-time, 24/7) and no hidden costs.

To help customers, Trustive also provides free WiFi software that detects and automatically identifies Trustive hotspots and logs the customer in with just one click. The customer can also access the secure web browser via the WiFi software if required.

Over recent years, the economy has seen the collapse of large corporate structures and a shift in favour of smaller organisations. A “nomadic” population has appeared, freed from the restraints of traditional structures (offices, meeting rooms) they are conducting business in bars, restaurants and hotels, which are cheaper and much more flexible. Trustive’s 2009 customer survey results (which represent the opinion of Trustive’s customer base of 8000+ frequent travellers) confirm that Internet access in these locations is a key, deciding factor and users are now basing their travel decisions on the availability (or not) of WiFi.

Trustive’s aim remains primarily to form partnerships that will enable the new “nomads”, who travel for business and leisure, to log in with a minimum of security and a maximum of freedom, whilst respecting the prevailing legislation.

Trustive will continue to expand in areas such as Japan, Korea, Singapore and Latin America by joining forces with innovative companies in order to guarantee the provision of a secure, seamless and high-speed service with clear cost control for the user. It is highly probable that Trustive will integrate other technologies into its offering to complement its WiFi service. International 3G services remain a “back-up” solution, for limited access in case of an emergency. We should remember that it is highly recommend to deactivate the “international data roaming” service option on the iPhone before leaving your home country and that the 50 Euros maximum usage limit and service cut off on international roaming fees that was imposed on mobile operators by the European Union in 2009, is quickly reached when you travel abroad and connect using your smartphone or 3G dongle.

WiFi will remain a key part of mobile internet for a long time to come, especially as soon as users pass the border or want to do more than just check their e-mails.  Recently, the Netbook, iPhone, iPod Touch, Google phone & now the iPad have all confirmed this trend. So before travelling, for business or leisure, remember “regardless of the device you use, the important thing is to get connected!”

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Trustive expands its coverage in South Africa in time for the World Cup 2010!

Posted by Trustive on March 24, 2010

Trustive has 1000+ WiFi hotspots in South Africa including Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg international airports. Click here for more informationTrustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No 1 in Europe, is very proud to announce a significant expansion in their WiFi coverage across South Africa, thanks to a new partnership agreement with WirelessG. This increase brings Trustive’s total South African footprint to 1000+ premium WiFi hotspots, which are located in all the major cities (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, etc.) as well as at Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban International Airports.

Trustive understands the need to stay connected when travelling and more importantly to use WiFi access wherever possible because it is far cheaper, faster and easier than 3G and so this latest expansion in Trustive’s coverage will of course be music to the ears of any football fans and sports journalists who plan on making the pilgrimage to South Africa for this year’s football World Cup.

Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive confirms that “Trustive is continually striving to expand its global WiFi network to include ever more hotspots in premium locations in order to offer as comprehensive a footprint as possible to both business and leisure travellers alike. For example, we are proud to be present in key hotels chains such as Radisson SAS, City Lodge, Holiday Inn, Southern Sun and Sun International as well as in popular restaurant chains such as McDonalds, Mugg & Bean, Seattle Coffee Company and Café Dulce.”

Trustive already gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70 leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 90,000+ WiFi hotspots (including more than 350+ airports internationally) and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi clients for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). The variety of Trustive WiFi access passes (including both prepaid accounts and monthly subscriptions), combined with a ‘per second’ billing system make Trustive a reliable, low-cost and flexible choice for both occasional and frequent users alike.

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