AlwaysOn has partnered with global mobile connectivity provider iPass in an international roaming agreement to deliver cheap uncapped international Wi-Fi connectivity to customers.
The service is priced at $20 for a month, which is equal to around R285, said the company.
For this price, AlwaysOn users will have uncapped Wi-Fi access at over 100 million hotspots in more than 160 countries around the world.
“iPass have the world’s largest cloud-based Wi-Fi solution, making them the ideal partner for AlwaysOn,” said Internet Solutions Wi-Fi executive business head Emmanuelle Salon.
iPass has been operating in wireless technology for 20 years, and its SmartConnect technology enables wireless users to automatically transition between Wi-Fi and cellular.
Wi-Fi while travelling
South Africans who purchase this bundle while travelling abroad will receive 30 days of uncapped Wi-Fi access at compatible hotspots.
If their stay extends past the bundle validity period, they can top up with additional Wi-Fi data through the AlwaysOn app – charged in rand.
Frequent travellers could benefit greatly from this offering, as iPass is also deployed in over 24 airlines.
If the AlwaysOn user is flying in a Wi-Fi-enabled plane and is above 10,000 feet, they can select the appropriate inflight Wi-Fi network from the available network list.
This removes the need to create a separate account or sign up with your credit card to access in-flight Wi-Fi.
To access this international uncapped Wi-Fi service, users can download the AlwaysOn app or iPass app.
They can then link their payment details to their account and will be able to sign up for the 30-day international Wi-Fi bundle.