MaGlobe Launches First Prepaid Worldwide Internet Access for Travelers

Global Service Offers Affordable, Easy-to-Use Internet Dial-up That Is

Compatible With Existing E-mail Accounts and ISPs



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from MaGlobe, Inc.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MaGlobe Inc., www.maglobe.com,
 today officially launched its global Internet access service, keeping
 travelers net-connected from any MaGlobe location in the world, without the
 long distance charges.  The simple, one-step service is designed to meet the
 rapidly evolving needs of mobile business professionals and other Internet
 users who need convenient, universal, reliable access to e-mail and other
 online information no matter where they travel.
     The company provides travelers with premium Internet access in a prepaid
 package, at a very economical cost.  Travelers connect to the Net through an
 easy-to-use auto-dialer that finds the local access number for the appropriate
 city and connects the traveler automatically.  MaGlobe services are compatible
 with existing e-mail accounts so users don't have to worry about maintaining
 yet another inbox.  MaGlobe's prepaid global access accounts start at only
 $14.99 and give travelers and mobile professionals a fast and convenient way
 to check and send e-mail or surf the Web without racking up expensive long
 distance charges.
     MaGlobe was founded by seasoned international businessman Mahesh Hinduja,
 who says, "The idea for global Internet access came from my own painful
 experiences.  Getting onto the Internet from distant locations has always been
 difficult and expensive, assuming you could get on at all.  So we created an
 affordable, automatic dial-up system to keep people net-connected without all
 the complications."
     "Internet access for e-mail, VPN connections and other purposes is a
 constant problem for travelers," said Alan Mosher, senior analyst, global
 Internet service providers, at Probe Research.  "MaGlobe appears to have
 solved this problem in an economical and efficient way, not only for
 international but also for national users who often have the same connectivity
 challenges.  With a market in excess of 100 million business travelers needing
 access to the Internet, there is a substantial market opportunity for
 MaGlobe."
     The MaGlobe system consists of multiple redundant networks that ensure
 reliable connections, around the clock, from any access number.  The
 distributed network architecture is scalable to handle large usage volumes
 without compromising quality of service.  MaGlobe users currently have direct
 Internet access in 5,000 locations on five continents.  The company will roll
 out service to an additional 7,000 locations, bringing the total to
 12,000 access points covering even smaller cities worldwide over the coming
 months.
     For more information about how to hook into the global MaGlobe network of
 products and services, see the company's Web site, www.maglobe.com.
 
     About MaGlobe Inc.
     MaGlobe Inc., a provider of global Internet access, was founded in
 April 1999 to meet the evolving needs of mobile business professionals and
 other Internet users who need to stay connected as they travel at an
 affordable cost.  MaGlobe provides users with direct access with no change of
 username or password and no long distance charges, though local tolls may
 apply.  Through its affiliates, MaGlobe provides Internet access by local
 dialing from over 5000 locations in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and
 Africa.  The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.  More about
 MaGlobe's unique products and services can be found at www.maglobe.com.
 
 

SOURCE MaGlobe, Inc.
    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MaGlobe Inc., www.maglobe.com,
 today officially launched its global Internet access service, keeping
 travelers net-connected from any MaGlobe location in the world, without the
 long distance charges.  The simple, one-step service is designed to meet the
 rapidly evolving needs of mobile business professionals and other Internet
 users who need convenient, universal, reliable access to e-mail and other
 online information no matter where they travel.
     The company provides travelers with premium Internet access in a prepaid
 package, at a very economical cost.  Travelers connect to the Net through an
 easy-to-use auto-dialer that finds the local access number for the appropriate
 city and connects the traveler automatically.  MaGlobe services are compatible
 with existing e-mail accounts so users don't have to worry about maintaining
 yet another inbox.  MaGlobe's prepaid global access accounts start at only
 $14.99 and give travelers and mobile professionals a fast and convenient way
 to check and send e-mail or surf the Web without racking up expensive long
 distance charges.
     MaGlobe was founded by seasoned international businessman Mahesh Hinduja,
 who says, "The idea for global Internet access came from my own painful
 experiences.  Getting onto the Internet from distant locations has always been
 difficult and expensive, assuming you could get on at all.  So we created an
 affordable, automatic dial-up system to keep people net-connected without all
 the complications."
     "Internet access for e-mail, VPN connections and other purposes is a
 constant problem for travelers," said Alan Mosher, senior analyst, global
 Internet service providers, at Probe Research.  "MaGlobe appears to have
 solved this problem in an economical and efficient way, not only for
 international but also for national users who often have the same connectivity
 challenges.  With a market in excess of 100 million business travelers needing
 access to the Internet, there is a substantial market opportunity for
 MaGlobe."
     The MaGlobe system consists of multiple redundant networks that ensure
 reliable connections, around the clock, from any access number.  The
 distributed network architecture is scalable to handle large usage volumes
 without compromising quality of service.  MaGlobe users currently have direct
 Internet access in 5,000 locations on five continents.  The company will roll
 out service to an additional 7,000 locations, bringing the total to
 12,000 access points covering even smaller cities worldwide over the coming
 months.
     For more information about how to hook into the global MaGlobe network of
 products and services, see the company's Web site, www.maglobe.com.
 
     About MaGlobe Inc.
     MaGlobe Inc., a provider of global Internet access, was founded in
 April 1999 to meet the evolving needs of mobile business professionals and
 other Internet users who need to stay connected as they travel at an
 affordable cost.  MaGlobe provides users with direct access with no change of
 username or password and no long distance charges, though local tolls may
 apply.  Through its affiliates, MaGlobe provides Internet access by local
 dialing from over 5000 locations in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and
 Africa.  The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.  More about
 MaGlobe's unique products and services can be found at www.maglobe.com.
 
 SOURCE  MaGlobe, Inc.