T-Mobile HotSpot Customers Get More With Easy to-Use Software to Enhance their Wi-Fi Experience
Bellevue, Wash. — Mar. 12, 2004
T-Mobile HotSpot customers Get More value today as T-Mobile USA, Inc. introduces free software that makes locating and using its 4,200 HotSpot locations simpler and more convenient than ever before.
The T-Mobile Connection Manager software enables customers to automatically detect and logon to the T-Mobile HotSpot network, and is the only software program that provides the most up-to-date location information for all T-Mobile HotSpots.
The Connection Manager software is available to download for free at www.t-mobile.com/hotspot. Starting in April, free CD versions of the software will also be available at T-Mobile retail stores and participating T-Mobile HotSpot locations.
Whether using the T-Mobile HotSpot service to surf the Web or to conduct business through an employer intranet site, the T-Mobile Connection Manager makes it simple for customers to get online with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or PDA. The T-Mobile Connection Manager software quickly detects T-Mobile HotSpots and signs the user on to the network without the hassles of configuring network settings. If a customer uses company-supplied VPN software, the T-Mobile HotSpot Connection Manager will launch the VPN user interface once the customer is logged on to the Wi-Fi network.
In addition, the T-Mobile Connection Manager has a built-in directory of T-Mobile HotSpot locations, so busy customers can find the Wi-Fi enabled venue closest to their next destination - whether it's the nearest Starbucks first thing in the morning; an airport club or lounge during a layover; a Kinko's branch to put the final touches on a presentation; or a Borders and Books and Music store in the evening.
T-Mobile USA continues to weave Wi-Fi into the fabric of peoples' everyday lives. "We are constantly taking steps to make Wi-Fi easy, convenient and more secure for our customers. The T-Mobile Connection Manager software continues that effort" said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager for T-Mobile HotSpot. "Now people can easily locate T-Mobile HotSpots on their laptops and can be automatically connected when they come in contact with a HotSpot."
T-Mobile USA was the first U.S. wireless carrier to embrace Wi-Fi as a complement to its wireless voice and data services. With T-Mobile HotSpot and a national all-digital, GSM/GPRS voice and high-speed data network, T-Mobile USA provides comprehensive wireless service, all on a single bill.
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About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.