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iPhone Boosts Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot Numbers 40%

iPhone Demand Boosts Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot Numbers By 40%

Expands iPhone / iPod Touch Support to Include Free iiNet Download Allowance

20th August 2008 – Tomizone, the global company offering innovative services for high-speed wireless Internet access, today announced that demand for its independent Australasian Wi-Fi service with Apple iPhone and iPod Touch support – launched 6 weeks ago – has led to a 40% increase in Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot numbers and a 60% increase in user registrations.

Tomizone also announced that it has enhanced its popular iPhone / iPod Touch App Store Application that provides one tap login and support to include “roaming” agreements with its Australian partner Internet service provider, iiNet. iPhone and iPod Touch users who are customers of iiNet can easily take advantage of their free 100MB monthly Tomizone Wi-Fi download allowance.

The number of Tomizone Wi-Fi hotspots in Australasia – which all support Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices in addition to all Wi-Fi Laptops and gadgets – has risen from 600 to 850 since the Apple iPhone launch, an increase of over 40%. Tomizone has offered three months / 500MB of free usage to Apple iPhone / iPod Touch users, helping to boost user registrations by 60%.

“People are looking for a good Web experience on their iPhones, so they are seeking out places where Internet access is fast and affordable,” said Steve Simms, Tomizone’s CEO.
“Wi-Fi hotspots are becoming more mainstream than they were before. People are walking into hotels and cafés and asking if they can connect their iPhones, and if they can’t they are going elsewhere.

“More and more businesses are setting up Wi-Fi hotspots to attract customers and with Tomizone they can differentiate themselves with iPhone support,” said Simms. “All they need is a broadband connection and a Tomizone enabled Wi-Fi router to participate in this fast growing network.”

The Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot works with any iPhone or iPod Touch, with no need to sign up for long-term or exclusive Wi-Fi access agreements with telecommunications network providers. In addition to emailing and web surfing, the Tomizone Hotspot allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to download music from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, something iPhone users can’t do over their 3G networks.

Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot owners can also generate income from users who pay a very low fee to access the Internet. After the three-month / 500MB introductory free usage period, Tomizone iPhone and iPod Touch users can choose a variety of low cost options: an hourly rate (A$3/NZ$3) for 60MB of data downloads; a day pass (A$4/NZ$4.50) with 160MB; or a seven-day pass (A$20/NZ$22.50) with 1.2GB. Promotional usage and half of any usage revenue earned is distributed to Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot owners.

Tomizone has a simple Wi-Fi Hotspot solution with its free hotspot-enabling software included in selected Wi-Fi routers. When Tomizone is activated on the Wi-Fi router, the Tomizone service governs user access and usage, collects payment and distributes half the money collected to the Hotspot owner. The Hotspot owner can also choose to offer free access to guests or friends using a "Guest Access" feature built into their Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot service.

About Tomizone Limited

Tomizone is a global company headquartered in New Zealand with offices in Australia and India and has Wi-Fi Hotspots in over 10 countries. Affiliations with ISP partners and global OEMs such as D-Link mean that its easy for anybody to switch on Tomizone enabled Wi-Fi hardware to share a broadband connection securely and make money from it by becoming a Tomizone Wi-Fi Hotspot. Tomizone charges a very low fee for Hotspot access and shares half of the money earned with the Hotspot owner. Tomizone can be set up anywhere globally where there is a fast Internet connection. To get a Tomizone up and running, all you need is a D-Link DIR-300 Wi-Fi router from most electronics retailers or a Belkin Gen 2 from iiNet if you are an iiNet customer in Australia.

Tomizone Website: www.tomizone.com


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