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Trustive launches “London WiFi 2012” app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Trustive on May 14, 2012

Trustive’s “London WiFi 2012” app gives iPad and iPhone users easy access to Trustive hotspots in London and across the UK during the Olympic games and other key events this summer!


Trustive, Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, is very pleased to be able to announce the launch of a new application; London WiFi 2012. London WiFi 2012 is the new WiFi app for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch that enables customers to enjoy seamless WiFi access across Trustive’s network of 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots (including 102 airport locations) located in London and throughout the whole of the UK.  London WiFi 2012 is available not only to overseas travellers visiting the UK but also to UK residents who may be visiting the London 2012 Olympic Games, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London Film Festival, any of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations or any other major event in London or across the UK. 


London WiFi 2012 provides 10 consecutive days of unlimited WiFi access and is available exclusively via the app store until 30th September 2012 for just 39.99 Euros. As well as providing customers with automatic and secure authentication to Trustive hotspots, the London WiFi 2012 app lists all of Trustive’s most popular UK and London SSIDs (WiFi network names) to help customers locate Trustive hotspots quickly. Full details of Trustive’s UK and worldwide WiFi hotspot network (which includes 300,000 premium locations) are of course available via Trustive’s online hotspot directory: http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/.


The launch of London WiFi 2012 comes after the recent launch of Trustive WiFi, a free app for Trustive customers that aims to make accessing Trustive’s comprehensive, world-class WiFi hotspot network as simple as humanly possible for today’s busy traveller.  In addition to Trustive WiFi, Trustive customers can also benefit from a range of free “MyHotspotter” WiFi clients for other popular devices, like Android, Windows, Mac or Linux (Asus Eee PC), all of which are available for download via Trustive’s website and offer the same benefits as Trustive WiFi.

For more information or to download London WiFi 2012, please visit www.trustive.com or http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-wifi-2012/id523579109?mt=8

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ 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 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/

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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 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 extended WiFi coverage in the UK brings huge benefits to frequent travellers!

Posted by Trustive on November 3, 2009

Trustive, Europe’s No 1 WiFi Internet access provider, recently announced a significant extension to its UK WiFi coverage thanks to a partnership with BT Openzone, one of the UK’s leading WiFi access providers. The addition of BT Openzone’s 3,600 premium hotspots in the UK and Ireland brings Trustive’s overall UK WiFi hotspot count to 8,000+ premium locations; part of a seamless, global network of 90,000 WiFi hotspots in 65+ countries worldwide!

In the UK, Trustive is proud to operate a network now comprising 22 key UK airports (London Heathrow [LHR], Gatwick[LGW], Luton [LTN] and Stansted [STN], Manchester [MAN],  Glasgow [GLA], Edinburgh [EDI], Aberdeen [ABZ], Southampton [SOU], Sheffield [SZD], Robin Hood [DSA] and John Lennon [LPL] among others), 750+ hotels belonging to major chains such as Hilton, Thistle, Swallow, Ramada Jarvis, Innkeepers Lodge, Express by Holiday  Inn and Radisson SAS, 37 convention centres and 47 key travel hubs (bus & train stations). Trustive’s UK coverage also includes 4500+ bars and restaurants, including popular brands such as Starbucks (500+), Caffe Nero (350+), McDonalds (1100+) and Prêt à manger (130+).

Trustive gives travellers a viable alternative to  slow and expensive 3G roaming services by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70 leading WiFi operators (e.g. BT Openzone, FreeHotspot, Swisscom and Telefonica) 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).  Once connected, Trustive customers are then free to make calls (VoIP), use IM services, e-mail, surf, watch videos and TV replays and share multimedia information as much as they want thanks to Trustive’s transparent pricing policy; no download quotas and absolutely no hidden costs!

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Trustive now welcomes payments in US dollars and British pounds!

Posted by Trustive on July 31, 2009

Today, Trustive launches a multi-currency payment system for all new customers wishing to purchase or top up a Trustive WiFi pass. Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No 1 in Europe, has focussed primarily on its central European customer base until now. However with it’s recent expansion into Asia (the addition of 2,000 China Telecom hotspots, including Beijing Capital and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, was announced only last week) and concrete plans for further, significant coverage expansions in Asia and further afield, over the next few months, Trustive has chosen to reinforce its new position as a leading international WiFi access provider by providing more tailored services to those international customers who need them.

Hence, the development and launch this week of a multi-currency payment system. New customers are invited to select their preferred currency (USD, GBP or EUR) from the drop-down list at the top of Trustive’s “Buy you WiFi pass’ page. The rest of the sign up process remains unchanged, but Trustive hopes that adding little details such as this new multi-currency feature will make their service even more accessible and easy to use.

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IAPA teams up with Trustive to bring their members some exclusive deals on international WiFi access!

Posted by Trustive on July 29, 2009

Trustive, a leading international WiFi hotspot access provider and No 1 in Europe, and IAPA (International Airline Passengers Association) have signed a key partnership agreement to enable all 400,000 IAPA members to benefit from Trustive’s global, one-click WiFi access service.

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. Trustive already gives travellers extensive WiFi coverage by combining the WiFi hotspot locations of more than 70 leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of WiFi hotspots (covering 65+ countries) 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). Under this new partnership agreement, IAPA members will all now have access to this seamless service using Trustive’s WiFi client software, which is being rebranded specifically for IAPA.

IAPA members will also benefit from exclusive discounts on the standard price of Trustive’s WiFi access passes, making Trustive’s already low-cost service even greater value for money. IAPA members will be able to choose between a variety of WiFi access packages, including both pre-paid and monthly subscriptions which are designed to offer an affordable and flexible WiFi access service for both occasional and frequent travellers alike.

Jonathan French, IAPA’s Head of Brand said: “WiFi has become an essential tool for travellers today and it was therefore only natural for IAPA to partner up with one of the world’s leading WiFi internet access providers in order to guarantee a reliable and affordable, international WiFi access service for our membership.”

Caroline Berry, Trustive’s Sales & Marketing Director commented that “Trustive prides itself on delivering high-speed but low-cost WiFi access in 65+ countries around the world and with the special discounted rates that have been negotiated exclusively for IAPA members, we are sure that many IAPA members will be reaping the benefits of this seamless and affordable service in the very near future”

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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 teams up with Stoke Inc

Posted by Trustive on April 20, 2009

What an exciting partnership!?!

Together with Stoke, Trustive plans to research ways to enable mobile broadband operators to off-set data traffic in order to provide them with significant savings and hopefully incremental revenue streams.  With mobile operators struggling to cope with the recent surge in data traffic, this  research project could not have come at a better time and I’m sure that the results will make interesting reading!

Read the full press release here in English or French

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