iPass announced the availability of iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8, which enables Wi-Fi connectivity for users of Windows Phone 8, alongside its existing Android and iOS capabilities. The iPass Open Mobile solution is ideal for keeping mobility costs down and mobile worker productivity up in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era. Available as a free download from the Windows Store, iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 provides employees with seamless connectivity to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network of more than 1.4 million hotspots, including in-flight Internet, hotels, airports, and business venues around the world.

iPass Open Mobile on the Windows Phone 8 platform lets you provide employees with seamless connectivity to the iPass Mobile Network, providing a consistent user experience while avoiding costly roaming charges and Wi-Fi session passes. Organizations gain visibility into enterprise, group, individual, and device mobility and can easily enforce expense and security policies—helping to reduce the total cost of mobility.

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“Today’s business travelers require reliable connectivity to be productive. Without it, users turn to cellular services or Wi-Fi session passes without regard for the high costs to the organization,” said Barbara Nelson, chief technology officer at iPass. “With this launch, iPass Open Mobile is now available on all preferred mobile platforms, providing mobile productivity, mitigating risk, and supporting BYOD policies for enterprises and users around the world.”

iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 offers key features such as:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity: Allows users to access the iPass Mobile Network, with more than 1.4 million hotspots around the world.
  • Hotspot Finder: Lets users find and map out hotspots near a particular geographic location.
  • Speed Test: Helps the user test their connection for compatibility with VoIP, video and other apps.

For more information, please visit the iPass website.

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