[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Lenovo has launched Lenovo Mobile Access, a no-contract mobile broadband service. Lenovo Mobile Access provides pre-connected, always-on, customizable connectivity to the Internet and corporate networks. Powered by a scalable cloud-based platform from Macheen, the service is now embedded across select models of the ThinkPad product line and available immediately in the United States and parts of Europe.

Lenovo Mobile Access delivers broadband connectivity that’s available anytime, anywhere. Users pay only for the access they need. Flexible, no-contract payment options let casual users buy a “Time Pass” for as little as  $1.95 for 30 minutes or $8.95 for one day.

All ThinkPad laptops with embedded mobile broadband connectivity ship with Lenovo Mobile Access pre-activated as the default configuration. A single SIM is used for global access. Web-based policy management tools let IT administrators customize permissions and access options by services or application, for the whole company, specific workgroups, or individual users. Payment options include centralized, single-payer end-of-month billing for corporate arrangements.

Lenovo Mobile Access is available immediately in select models of ThinkPad Classic and ThinkPad Edge laptops equipped with a 3G module. At launch, the service is available in the United States, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands.

[Image courtesy: Lenovo]