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Trustive announces major UK network expansion across 15,000 premium hotspots

Posted by Trustive on September 12, 2013

Roam on Trustive WiFi when travelling in the UK!

Europe’s No1 WiFi operator offers seamless and secure WiFi access to a further 15,000 premium UK hotspots.

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, is pleased to be able to announce another major extension to its international WiFi network with the addition of 15,000 premium UK hotspots. This expansion includes 11,000 bar/restaurants, 2000 shopping centres, 250 outdoor/city-wide locations and many more key sites besides.

Trustive works tirelessly with local operators in order to ensure that only quality locations are incorporated into Trustive’s global WiFi footprint and this most recent UK network expansion includes 15,000 premium hotspots that fully support Trustive’s highest standards to ensure seamless, secure and high-speed WiFi access for Trustive’s community of travellers.

Crucially for travellers, Trustive offers extensive WiFi coverage in 130 countries, mainly focused in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and travellers can benefit from seamless access to this premium WiFi network via a range of free “Trustive WiFi” apps for smartphones and tablets (Android and iPhones/iPads) and connection software for laptops (Windows, Macs and Netbooks), which detect and provide seamless connectivity to Trustive WiFi hotspots. Trustive also provides customers with the tools to manage their WiFi usage effectively, including a range of prepaid WiFi passes, online account management tools for budget control and a secure web browser to provide additional security when required.

Full details of Trustive’s international WiFi hotspot network (which includes 500,000 premium locations worldwide) are available via Trustive’s online hotspot directory: http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/.

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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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Trustive partners with SpotCoffee in order to expand its network of premium hotels

Posted by Trustive on July 23, 2009

With the advent of the busy summer season, Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No 1 in Europe, is looking to expand the number of premium hotels that already make up a significant proportion of its WiFi network coverage. To achieve this, Trustive has partnered with SpotCoffee in order to be able to offer hoteliers a professional WiFi solution on a global scale.

The provision of WiFi by a hotel is becoming a key differentiator for travellers and the provision of a stable, reliable and high-speed WiFi connection is therefore vital if hotels are to attract valuable repeat business. This, along with the need for customers to be able to roam seamlessly wherever they go, has led to an increased need for hoteliers to work with fully registered, WiFi service providers such as Trustive and its partners.

Trustive, who is already partnered with 70+ companies around the world, has now partnered with SpotCoffee in order to be able to provide a seamlessly integrated, pre-packaged WiFi solution specifically for hoteliers. SpotCoffee are able to provide the technological infrastructure for the set-up of reliable, high-speed WiFi hotspots using their popular QuickSpot package and Trustive is drawing on its years of experience as an international WiFi hotspot aggregator in order to offer hoteliers a centralised authentication, authorisation and accounting system and rigorous service monitoring tools.

More importantly, Trustive is able to offer hoteliers crucial exposure to a vast community of regular travellers and WiFi users through its online WiFi hotspot directory. Trustive already manages a unified network of 90,000 WiFi hotspots in 65+ countries and their hotel coverage, which currently numbers 8,000 locations worldwide, includes many exclusive, independent hotels as well as internationally renowned hotel chains, such as: Radisson SAS, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts as well as the Four Seasons by Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Hyatt, Travelodge, Campanile, Mercure and Ibis, Swallow Hotels, Holiday Inn and Valk among many others. Hoteliers will therefore be in good company when they are automatically included in Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot directory. Easy to search through by city, country and/or location type and with user-friendly display and printing options for those all important search results, Trustive’s WiFi hotspot directory is a firm favourite among Trustive’s community of regular travellers and therefore a priceless asset for hoteliers.

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WiFi security – why do I need to worry about it?

Posted by Trustive on June 29, 2009

As Howard Schmidt, professor, and president of the international Information Security Forum is quoted to have said in a recent article on FT’s Digital Business section “Data is the gold, the silver and the diamonds of the world we live in.” Everyone should therefore be extra vigilant when it comes to protecting their personal data and never is this more an issue than when you need to use wireless networks. WiFi security risks can take many forms (if you want details of when, where, how why and what format such risks can take then, check out Wikipedia’s very thorough article on the subject) and anyone who doesn’t consider these risks is, if I’m brutally honest, a poor, naïve fool.

At Trustive, we’ve been pondering this issue of WiFi security for a good few months and working out the best way we could help protect our customers’ personal, sensitive data whenever they connect to our WiFi hotspots. Our ‘Enhanced WiFi security’ feature was released last week and we are really pleased at the public’s initial reaction; there’s been loads of Tweets about it, various journalists have picked up on its potential including techworld.com’s John Dunn and we’ve received scores of customer e-mails asking for more information.

Just to recap, Trustive’s Enhanced WiFi Security feature is based on Cisco infrastructure and is a means of encrypting your web session information when you are at a Trustive WiFi hotspot. Once you’ve accessed Trustive’s secure web browser and so long as you only navigate within this secure browser, then your web session information will be encrypted. So you can then complete a hotel booking or online purchase, safe in the knowledge that your personal, sensitive data is protected in exactly the same way as if you were logged in on your home wireless network.

So to respond to all those who are wondering if they really need to worry about WiFi security… yes you do!  But securing your data doesn’t need to be a daunting, complicated process either.

Check out Trustive’s low-cost WiFi passes that include access to our new Enhanced WiFi Security feature.  One click access to our WiFi hotspot network is also possible with our Free WiFi client (connection management software) for Windows XP & Vista devices, MacBooks and ASUS Eee PC. What could be simpler?

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WiFi remains the most cost effective option for savvy consumers!

Posted by Trustive on June 16, 2009

Following the recent announcement regarding the change in EU legislation relating to mobile operators’ roaming charges, the cost of WiFi vs. 3G is a subject which has once again been brought to the fore. Will consumers really sit up and take notice though? In difficult economic times such as these, they would if they knew what savings could be made!

With the exception of some providers’ special HSDPA networks, mobile 3G broadband is, generally, not as fast as a fixed line or WiFi connection. Good 3G coverage is an important factor too, as very few areas enable the fastest data standard. Many mobile 3G network providers limit the amount of data you are allowed to download each month and, if you exceed this limit, you may be liable for extra charges. These charges can cost as much as £1 (approx 1.18 Euros) per additional megabyte, resulting in a shocking £1024 (1212 Euros) per gigabyte. Overseas, costs can be as much as £5 (5.92 Euros) per megabyte!

The recent decision by the European Commission to impose a cap on roaming charges for data and SMS usage will force mobile operators to cut their fees (and cut the service to customers if they exceed specified usage limits!) but despite this, 3G roaming costs will remain significantly higher than WiFi.

Not only is WiFi vastly cheaper, but connection speeds are close to those of fixed line broadband. Whilst the negative aspect of WiFi hotspots may previously have been the sporadic availability of access points, the increased demand and popularity has now resulted in almost seamless coverage in the majority of key cities and airport areas throughout Europe. Trustive gives travelers extensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations 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 WiFi client that automates the log in process).

The cost for Trustive’s high-speed WiFi access is from as little as 0.02 Euros (approx 0.02 GBP) per minute (subscription accounts) or 0.08 Euros (0.07 GBP) per minute (pre-paid accounts) with no hidden costs or data download quotas!

Whilst surfing the internet and accessing e-mail have traditionally been the main activities of WiFi users, the growth of the ‘Net Generation’ has resulted in wireless connections being used for far more varied applications such as voice, file sharing and entertainment. Christian VanGhelder, Managing Director of Trustive, comments ”Trustive is very much aligned to this Net Generation and offers users ‘real internet broadband’ so that they can watch videos, download music, share photographs, play online games and keep in touch with friends and family through a host of social networking sites. Activities such as these would not even be considerations for users of a 3G connection due to the enormous (and unpredictable) cost implications but Trustive customers can enjoy doing all this, safe in the knowledge that their low-cost WiFi access account has no download quotas or hidden costs. There will be no nasty surprise waiting for them on the doormat when they get home!”

And in difficult economic times such as these, it is the predictability and affordability of good quality, low cost WiFi services, such as the one offered by Trustive, which will appeal to customers.

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Trustive and eService Bar proud to announce a new partnership

Posted by Trustive on November 25, 2008

Trustive, Europe’s leading WiFi hotspot access provider has signed a roaming agreement with eService Bar, Finland’s leading wireless service developer and provider, which was established in 2001, thereby offering Trustive customers effortless internet access whilst traveling to, from and through Finland.

Trustive and eService Bar are proud to announce that this service will be put live on 1st July 2008, giving Trustive’s retail customers access to 25 prime hotspot locations across Finland. This coverage currently comprises access to the famous Port of Helsinki as well as 13 Finnish Airports including Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport and Tempere-Pirkkala International Airport.

Partnerships with 65+ hotspot operators like eService Bar mean that Trustive’s global footprint of 42,000 high quality WiFi hotspots (including all the main European airports) provides Trustive customers with first class coverage whilst they’re on the move. The variety of access packages, including pre-paid and monthly subscriptions, combined with Trustive’s ‘per second’ billing system make it a reliable, affordable and flexible choice for both occasional and frequent
users alike.

This latest expansion in coverage reinforces Trustive’s position as Europe’s leading WiFi hotspot access provider and serves to highlight Trustive’s continuing dedication to providing a premium and highly competitive WiFi internet service for its retail customers worldwide.

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