Access to Internet in over 40 Hotspots through Zapp Internet Express Card

Zapp announces that, starting on August 11, 2005, prepaid Zapp Internet Express Cards can also be used for Wi-Fi access in over 40 locations with Hotspot Zapp coverage.

Also, Zapp has launched a new prepaid Zapp Internet Express Card, to be used mainly for Wi-Fi access. The new card with a $2 credit offers one hour of Internet access and is valid for 24 hours. Zapp has already launched this July prepaid Zapp Internet Express cards with credits of 10/30/50 USD that include 7/23/40 hours of Internet access and are valid for 2/4/6 month since the date of the activation.

Hotspots are Wi-Fi coverage areas using CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology found in hotels, restaurants and cafes located mainly in Bucharest and at the seaside. Zapp Hotspots offer users a flexible wireless broadband Internet connection. Users can get the information they need without cables, maintaining their freedom of movement within the coverage area. Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) designates certain types of wireless local area network (WLAN) that use specifications in the 802.11 family. Wi-Fi has gained acceptance in many businesses, agencies, schools, and homes as an alternative to a wired LAN. Many airports, hotels, and fast-food facilities offer public access to Wi-Fi networks.

To connect to a Zapp Hotspot, users need a computer (laptop/PDA/desktop) with Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system, integrated Wi-Fi board or a Wi-Fi PCMCIA/USB card meeting IEEE 802.11b/g standard, Internet Explorer or other Internet browser.
The access is free for a testing period of 10 minutes/day per computer (a laptop/PDA can access the Internet for free every day, but only for 10 minutes). After that, users can connect to the hotspot via Zapp Internet Express Card.

Zapp Internet Express is the first nationwide wireless broadband service, based on the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology that allows transfer rates at speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps.

About Zapp
Zapp (www.zapp.ro) is the sole mobile telephony operator in Romania that provides full voice and data communication services, based on the next generation network (CDMA2000 1x in the 450 MHz band). Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), one of the world's most advanced wireless technologies, is being developed and commercially operated by U.S.-based company QUALCOMM. Zapp's main shareholder is Inquam Limited, the international company providing services in the field of mobile communications networks. The significant shareholders of Inquam are QUALCOMM, world leader on the market of CDMA-based mobile digital products and services, and the investment fund Omnia Holdings LTD, located in the Middle East.

For additional details, please contact:
E-mail: pr@zapp.ro

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