Nextel Communications Inc. today announced the launch of the Nextel WiFi HotSpot(SM) service, delivering features focused on the remote-access needs of business travelers.
Nextel WiFi HotSpot service offers unlimited broadband Internet access for laptop computers for one flat monthly fee. The growing network of hotspots includes more than 7,000 hotspot locations throughout North America.
Key benefits of the Nextel WiFi HotSpot service include:
(1) Access from inside hotel guest rooms, with either wired-Ethernet or WiFi connections
(2) A unified software client that is easy to use and install
(3) Access to a broad network of WiFi hotspots and wired-Ethernet connections
For customers who need coverage beyond current hotspots, Nextel offers Wireless PC Access, which is available with Nextel's new im240 PC card. Wireless PC Access delivers improved data speeds over Nextel's enhanced data network.
Through its strategic partnerships with Boingo Wireless and Wayport, Nextel WiFi HotSpot service offers unlimited access to WiFi hotspots at airports, hotels, convention centers, retail stores and other locations.
Nextel's relationship with Wayport also provides Internet access in more than 150,000 guestrooms where Wayport wired-Ethernet connections are available. This access is included as part of the Nextel WiFi HotSpot service.
Nextel's Connection Manager software client uniquely enables single-click access to both Nextel WiFi HotSpot service and Wireless PC Access. When a WiFi signal is unavailable, the Nextel Connection Manager can automatically connect to Nextel's data network.
Unlimited Nextel WiFi HotSpot service is available for $39.99 per month, and the first month is at no charge. Wireless PC Access can be added to Nextel WiFi HotSpot service for a total promotional rate of $54.99 per month.