T-Mobile for Business customers now have access to Secure Wi-Fi, a virtual private network (VPN)-based mobile app that the carrier says goes beyond basic security with capabilities aimed at improving end users’ experience.
The “set and forget” app is part of the carrier’s Coverage Beyond. T-Mobile says that the app is designed to let business people use public Wi-Fi without worry anywhere in the world. It is free with Wi-Fi Business Advanced, Ultimate and Ultimate+ for iPhone plans.
The app is based on a SmartVPN that works with other VPNs, local-area networks (LANs) and secure business apps, according to a press release about Secure Wi-Fi. The company says that the Secure Wi-Fi Mobile app is aware of when it is not needed, such as when the user is on a company VPN or an already secured app, such as one from a bank.
The app, which T-Mobile says was designed by Mobolize, is designed to use the T-Mobile network to minimize disruptions and delays caused by outside events, such as when the public Wi-Fi is not operating optimally. It also “improves transitions between the Wi-Fi and the T-Mobile network,” the company says.
In addition to its free inclusion on the three plans, the Secure Wi-Fi Mobile app is available for $199 per month per user on other T-Mobile plans. Coverage Beyond offers business travelers what the carrier says is almost $400 in value, including free in-flight connection and high-speed data abroad.
In July, T-Mobile said that it would team with Apple on the Business Unlimited Ultimate+ for iPhone. The offer is specifically aimed at the small businesses sector. It combines Apple Business Essentials with AppleCare+ for Business Essentials and offers a new iPhone 13 for new lines, 200GB of high speed hotspot data per month and other features.
Business Unlimited Ultimate+ for iPhone was priced at $50 per line if the customer took six or more lines.