iPass extends its deal with T-Mobile to skip metered in favor of flat-rate--as an option: IT managers who use iPass's platform for mobile wired, wireless, and dial-up connectivity, can now opt for specific employees to have flat-rated, unlimited access to T-Mobile's hotspot network. iPass typically offers only metered rates, sometimes with daily caps. Their software allows enterprise users to use their local network authentication to access points of presence and hotspots worldwide, and avoids having to provide each user with a separate subscription with its own fees, minimums, and credentials.
This revised T-Mobile deal extends iPass's earlier offering, in which T-Mobile locations were available at a discounted DayPass rate. Via email, iPass didn't disclose pricing for the new service. iPass sets pricing based on a number of factors, including the geographic region, a company's overall usage, and its term of commitment. A spokesperson for iPass estimated that the flat-rate monthly fee for T-Mobile access would be about four hours of per-minute charges. It's a pretty clear split: road warriors will get flat-rate; occasional travelers, metered.