20 April 2004
Swisscom Mobile now offers a WLAN network of around 500 Top Locations in Switzerland. Hotspots include hotels, the Basle Exhibition Centre, Geneva and Zurich airports as well as various business and conference centres. Users in Switzerland can find their nearest Hotspot by free SMS by simply sending the keyword WLAN to number 858. This SMS service is only available to customers with a Swisscom Mobile NATEL® subscription.
Swisscom Mobile committed itself to WLAN from an early stage and has consistently been developing the appropriate technology. By the end of 2004 over 800 locations will be activated in Switzerland alone. These are supplemented by international Public Wireless LAN locations provided by partners Swisscom Eurospot and Telia HomeRun and currently available in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Other countries and roaming partners are constantly being added.
Bern, 20 April 2004