Trustive was founded in 2003, back when mobile data roaming was in its infancy, by a group of entrepreneurs who needed Internet access whilst on the move in order to run their businesses, but who had neither the time nor the inclination to subscribe to and purchase Internet access at each and every WiFi hotspot they encountered.
These entrepreneurs decided to link up lots of the small, local WiFi hotspot operators all over Europe and the world and to create one unified WiFi network to which customers could have seamless access through one account. A revolutionary idea at time on that part of what was then a small company but the idea took off!
International WiFi access
One subscription for one pass, the ability to take your credit with your from one hotspot to another and from one country to another and easy online top-ups from anywhere in the world without the need to enter your credit card details each time.
Frequent travellers understand the benefits of this model immediately!
In the past 7 years Trustive has partnered with more than 80 WiFi hotspot operators (such as BT Openzone, Swisscom, Telefonica, Vodafone SFR, China Mobile and KPN) and the network now includes 700,000 premium WiFi hotspots in 100 countries worldwide, making it the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe and probably the largest in the world too.
Trustive WiFi hotspots can now be found in all the key European countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy…) as well as in South America (Brasil, Argentina…), Asia (China, India…), Australia, the US and Russia. It’s not just the scope of Trustive’s coverage that is now impressive, but the quality of the WiFi hotspots that make up its network – premium venues such as all the key European airports (London Heathrow & Gatwick, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Nice Cote d’Azur, Copenhagen, Amsterdam Schiphol…), hotels (including chains such as Hilton, Radisson SAS, Ramada, Holiday Inn, Marriot, Travelodge…) bars and restaurants (McDonalds, Starbucks, Caffé Nero, Mugg & Bean, Subway, Coffee Republic…), campsites and petrol stations (Repsol, Agip, Total…), convention centres, marinas, and many, many more.
In 2007 Trustive introduced free WiFi software (WiFi connection managers) to detect and automate connection (log in) to Trustive WiFi hotspots for a range of mobile devices including Netbooks, PCs, Macs and smartphones such as the iPhone and Google phone.
In 2009 a secure web browser was also introduced to improve security for customers whilst they surf the Internet from Trustive WiFi hotspots.
International Mobile Broadband Internet access (WiFi + 3G data roaming combined)
For many years Trustive has conducted an annual customer survey in order to stay in touch with new trends and attitudes. Last year’s survey revealed that the widespread deployment of broadband internet in people’s homes along with the rapid uptake of smartphones such as the iPhone and Google Phone have created new expectations among users. Both frequent and occasional travellers are looking at ease of access to mobile internet services, a choice between subscription and prepaid accounts, simple billing models with maximum control and cost predictability. The ability to continue their ‘online culture’ whilst on the move was also identified as of critical importance to Trustive’s customers as the popularity of social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Buzz grows along with the uptake of free or low-cost online communication tools like instant messaging (MSN, Yahoo Chat etc.) and VoIP.
A large percentage of users now have 3G dongles which enable them to continue this ‘online culture’ whilst on the move in their domestic market and they are now looking to reputed providers like Trustive to offer this same service on an international scale. That’s why Trustive has launched a new mobile broadband internet access service. This service utilises Trustive’s existing WiFi network but combines it with the “back up” of an extensive international 3G mobile internet service as well.
One pass (and for the 3G service just one SIM card) for both WiFi access and 3G mobile internet access, with the same affordable prices and online account management features as before.
Your Trustive Pass
With a Trustive pass, frequent and occasional travellers can stay in touch with their friends, family, colleagues and customers in 85+ countries worldwide, accessing the internet to exchange photos, watch TV replays or videos on YouTube, continue their online lives on facebook, Twitter et al, check and send e-mails and whatever else they may fancy.
All this flexibility in one pass and customers can save up to 90% on their data roaming costs too!
Trustive’s pricing model is simple, with no hidden costs and an easy online top-up facility and customers have 24/7 access to their account usage in real time via the ‘My Account’ portal. So sign up for your Trustive Pass today at Trustive’s secure online store, in your own language (English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish or German) and pay in your own currency ($, € or £). What could be simpler?