Verizon Wireless inks GlobalAccess pact with Vodafone

16 Sep 2005

US mobile operator Verizon Wireless and Vodafone Group have inked a deal to provide mobile access services to their international business travellers, through a new product called GlobalAccess. In using the service, customers will gain secure internet access in more than 60 metro markets in the US and Canada as well as in 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa – utilising international links via Vodafone’s networks and existing roaming agreements. Customers wishing to sign up to the service need to buy a GlobalAccess PC card costing anywhere from USD179.99 to USD379.98 and pay a service charge of USD129.99/month under a one or two-year contract, enabling them to access the web via either Verizon’s EV-DO Broadband Access service or Vodafone’s Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS offering. GlobalAccess also includes software to detect which data card has been inserted into laptops in order to launch the dashboard client for connection to the appropriate service.

United Kingdom, United States, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Group