July 7, 2010 in Networks and FTP (E)
[prMac.com] Roaming fees for mobile Internet connections abroad are a cost trap for travellers and tourists alike. The best way to avoid raoming fees is to use a PrePaid SIM card in these instances. But not all PrePaid providers support data connections or disclose the connection settings.
Remedy comes with launch2net Premium, a 3G connection manager which now includes a convenient way to find a supported PrePaid service provider from within the application. Once abroad, the customer just needs to buy the appropriate SIM card and launch2net will take care of all connection details.
"Finding a mobile network operator which offers a prepaid data connection abroad took hours of research on the Internet. And in most cases, the information was not accurate or recent at all." states Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "Using launch2net, the research is done in a few seconds. And the cost of the software pays itself off the first time it is used abraod."
To find a prepaid provider using launch2net Premium, it is sufficient to click the PrePaid button. This will flip the main window, displaying a world map. Click the continent and subsequently the country where a PrePaid data connection will be used. A list of all supported PrePaid providers, including a link to the appropriate providers website is shown immediately.
launch2net Premium is a 3G connection manager with the ability to share your Mac's 3G connection with iPads and other devices. launch2net Premium supports most 3G surfsticks available and already includes connection settings for network providers worldwide. Detailed connection information is provided by a powerful, yet easy-to-use statistics feature. It also includes an integrated SMS text message manager with support for multipart and multigroup text messages and is linked to the address book of Mac OS X.
Pricing and availability:
launch2net Premium is available today for download at nova media's website. The price is Euro 49.90 (US-$ 49.90 for residents within the USA and Canada). launch2net Premium requires an Intel Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.5.x or 10.6.x. A demoversion of launch2net Premium is available for download as well.
The founders of "nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH" started their business in 1996 in Berlin. The company specializes on mobile data solutions for Mac OS X. More information at their website or phone 49 30 3909040. Copyright 1996-2010 nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.