Leading consumer WiFI provider AlwaysOn has partnered with global mobile connectivity provider iPass in  an international roaming agreement for a $20 a month uncapped and unlimited WiFi offer that can be accessed at over 100 million hotspots in more than 160 countries from more than 140 network providers. The cost-effective offer is already live, right in time for the festive season.  

For the jetsetters out there, iPass is deployed in over 24 airlines. Once the WiFi enabled plane is above 10,000 feet, the user only needs to choose the appropriate inflight WiFi network from the available network list to log in. There’s no need to create a separate account or sign up with your credit card to access the inflight service.

To access the service, consumers simply have to download the AlwaysOn or iPass app from their app store - Apple, Google or Microsoft – fill in their details and link their credit/debit card or PayPal account to the service. The easy-to-use and super secure AlwaysOn app runs on virtually any device: smartphones, tablets and laptops. Exciting new app functionality will be released by the end of November 2018 to further enhance the AlwaysOn experience.

“iPass have the world’s largest cloud-based WiFi solution, making them the ideal partner for AlwaysOn,” says Emmanuelle Salon, Executive Business Unit Head: WiFi at Internet Solutions. iPass has been a pioneer in wireless technology for 20 years. Our iPass SmartConnect technology enables wireless users to automatically transition between WiFi and cellular so they can stay connected to work – and life – on the go.

Avoiding bill shock couldn’t be easier for travellers this festive season and for those extending their stay past the valid bundle period of 30 days, additional WiFi data can be purchased through the app, charged in Rands.