Overland Park, KS/San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2011
Sprint and Peregrine Network, Inc. today announced the launch of Peregrine Network’s first Private Label mobile broadband service operating on Sprint’s Nationwide Network. The service is now available on select HP EliteBook and ProBook notebooks through the HP DataPass(1) mobile broadband service.
“Operating on the 3G Sprint Nationwide Network, the Peregrine Network Pay As You Roam® technology allows users to forget about searching for a coffee shop to use Wi-Fi, to stop paying for hotel Internet services and to avoid the hassle of long-term contracts and monthly bills," said Matt Carter, President, Sprint Wholesale Solutions. “The prepaid mobile broadband service designed for business customers and powered by Sprint and delivered by Peregrine Network is perfect for busy people or anyone who needs wireless Internet access and wants to pay only when they use it."
“Our Pay As You Roam® platform is the basis for this revolutionary approach to mobile broadband data service. It provides easy, over-the-air provisioning, activation, and set-up of devices for mobile broadband service and eliminates the requirement for annual contracts, allowing consumers unprecedented ease of use and flexibility,” said Doug Sobieski, CEO of Peregrine Network, Inc. “This launch is a successful culmination of our long-term development efforts in collaboration with Sprint and a major computer industry OEM for our initial service offering.”
Peregrine’s private network technology provides fully automated “Ready Now” broadband activation. After a free trial, additional megabytes can be purchased as often as needed. The service platform provides a wide range of custom use plan options for OEM’s. Customers have a real-time usage meter to monitor and check "Remaining Megabytes of Use" at any time. The user’s Account Support feature is designed to provide customers all the tools they need to manage their usage, including help in selecting a plan based on estimates of how many hours of web-browsing, number of emails or amount of video-viewing they expect to need.
“HP DataPass powered by Peregrine Network provides industry leading performance and unprecedented functionality," said Dan Forlenza, Vice President and General Manager for Business Notebooks, HP. "DataPass is the ideal solution for customers who require periodic mobile connectivity, or anyone who wants mobile broadband without being tied down by contracts, hotspots and set-up fees.”
About Peregrine Network, Inc.
Peregrine Network, Inc. is a privately held company that provides a private network technology platform enabling easy, over-the-air provisioning, activation and set-up of HP notebooks to the mobile broadband service. Peregrine also is responsible for Billing and Customer Care. Peregrine Network’s Pay As You Roam® mobile broadband technology eliminates the requirement for annual contracts, making mobile broadband readily available by allowing customers unprecedented ease of use and flexibility. (Pay As You Roam® is a registered trademark of Peregrine Network, Inc.). More information is available at http://www.PeregrineNet.com.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at http://www.sprint.com or http://www.facebook.com/sprint and http://www.twitter.com/sprint.
(1) HP DataPass requires prepaid mobile service purchase. Check with provider for coverage and availability in your area.
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