We.Stream announces a partnership with Dutch airline KLM to connect passengers’ devices instantly on arrival.
We.Stream, a company that secures mobile WiFi hotspots with embedded cloud technology to “enable unlimited data”, has announced a partnership with KLM for the sale of the hotspots on board flights.
We.Stream offers passengers “a secure and affordable solution for using mobile internet worldwide”, the Dutch tech firm with a branch in Santa Monica says.
As of November 1, We.Stream is available for sale in KLM’s World Business Class, launching a special duty-free proposition where passengers can ‘buy’ a mobile WiFi hotspot with one year of unlimited internet worldwide
For passengers who buy the We.Stream during their KLM flight, a year of unlimited internet access is included. After inflight purchase, passengers are able to connect their devices to the internet via We.Stream instantly on arrival at their destination.
This way they can, for example, order Uber, use Google Maps or check their messages immediately after they’ve landed.
Mobile data costs
“Our product solves a problem that lots of travellers recognise. The costs of mobile data outside the borders of your own country or continent worldwide are very high,” explains Robert Pronk, marketing manager at We.Stream.
“And since travellers are becoming more aware of the security risks of public WiFi, it has become a real hassle to find a good solution for connectivity issues abroad.
“With built-in VPN functionality, which can be used in 145 countries worldwide, we offer travellers a cost-effective and secure alternative for conducting business and staying in touch with family and friends worldwide. Our product matches up perfectly with the travel retail industry.”
“While working on this agreement, we kept a close eye on the destinations of KLM flights. Based on this information, we have expanded our worldwide coverage even further, adding 42 new countries,” adds Jurgen ter Hoeve, CEO at We.Stream.
“Some of the countries that have been added to our coverage list are the Dutch Antilles, Surinam and most countries in the Caribbean and in Africa. In all countries, the built-in Cloud SIM of the We.Stream device connects to local 4G and 3G networks to enable instant personal connectivity. From now on, all our data plans can be used in 145 countries, which makes We.Stream the market leader when it comes to coverage and value.”