Toshiba Debuts MyConnect WiFi Service

“The service, which goes online July 23, does not supply wireless service, but enables subscribers to utilize most of the accessible hotspots already available across the country, without having to be signed up for each individual service, said Raja Narayanan, VP of mobility solutions for Toshiba America Information Systems. Instead, MyConnect customers will pay Toshiba a fee, expected to be under $50 per month, and Toshiba will then pay the individual ISPs through a third company called GoRemote.

Narayanan said Toshiba research indicated that its users are very interested in having Internet capability outside their home or office, but were having difficulty managing the myriad of wireless services now on the market.”

The only requirement to use the service is that you own a WiFi enabled notebook. Toshiba has not commented on whether the MyConnect is more compatible with their brand of notebooks or not.