NETinc OFFERS INTERNET ROAMING SERVICE IN MORE THAN 150 COUNTRIES
THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH IPASS
Roaming Solution Enables Secure, Local-Call Access Worldwide for
Hamilton, ON, January 25, 1999 --- NETinc announced today it is
immediately offering True Global Internet Roaming to its customers. The
roaming service offers NETinc customers the availability of more than
1800 access points in 150 countries. Instead of having to pay for
long-distance calls to connect back to their Internet service provider
(ISP) in Hamilton when on the road, NETinc customers can now access the
Internet locally in virtually every major city throughout the world. The
roaming service also significantly improves the connection quality for
users who often experience noisy or dropped connections with Internet
connections overseas. NETinc customers will now always have high-quality,
low-cost, convenient access to their personal or business e-mail
account(s), news and the Internet.
Commenting on its announcement today, NETinc President Robert Hof, said
that the roaming service is made available through a partnership with
iPass, the worldwide leader in third-party settlement for Internet-based
services. iPass offers the largest global network for Internet roaming.
The iPass network enables NETinc customers to gain access to the Internet
through the networks of other iPass partner ISPs around the world.
"The process is in many ways similar to the cellular phone model where
customers of cellular service are able to use other cellular providers
when they leave their service area," explained Hof.
When explaining why NETinc had chosen to work with iPass, Hof said, "Our
priorities are security, convenience and reliability to our customers.
iPass is the only roaming service that meets all of these
The iPass service encrypts all user names and passwords with secure socket
layer (SSL) technology as they pass over the Internet, ensuring complete
security for our customers. iPass has very high quality standards when
choosing its access partners, it has multiple access points in major
business centers and operates multiple servers in key geographical
locations. This provides a highly reliable service with redundancy of
access points and servers to act as backups in the event of an outage.
"We also believe that accessing the Internet must be made in the most
straight-forward manner," added Hof. "iPass provides us with a
Dial Wizard for our customers, including an international phone book of
iPass access numbers with a simple point-and-click interface. Our
customers continue to use one user ID and password and maintain one
account with NETinc."
About iPass Inc.
iPass is the worldwide leader of secure third-party settlement for
Internet-based services including global Internet roaming, remote access
to corporate networks, IP telephony and other emerging applications. iPass
enables ACCESS ANYWHERE with a local call through the world's largest
network of 1,850 access points in 150 countries. iPass is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with financial backing from Accel Partners, Crosspoint
Ventures and Asia Pacific Ventures. Additional information about iPass can
be found at http://www.ipass.com.
NETinc - The Internet People has been connecting people to people since
1995. NETinc is the leading supplier of internet services in the
Regional Municpality of Hamilton Wentworth, Ontario. NETinc brings
innovation to the Internet industry, and was the first to introduce fully
v.90 compliant access, and the first to offer xDSL-based access technology in
its market area.
For further information: Robert Hof, President, Telephone: (905) 525-4555;
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