Here is the official press release, and below you will find a link to visit from your Safari web browser and join the beta test:
Onavo expands beta program, saves money on data roaming
"It’s happened to everyone. That's why we believe Onavo can really disrupt the mobile market. Even here in MWC 2011, everyone is complaining about outrageous data roaming rates and seeking the sparse Wi-Fi hotspots. With Onavo’s private beta for iPhone , they can stop worrying, stay connected and save money," says Guy Rosen, Co-Founder and CEO at Onavo.
Onavo develops technology that shrinks data transferred over mobile networks, and is able to slash data usage – and thus data bills - by up to 80%. Onavo is presently available for iPhone only, with more platforms coming soon.
Data roaming rates are extremely high, even in the EU, the only regulatory body actively working on a proposal to rectify the matter. Inter-operator data rates are governed by the European commission, but the subscribers' rate isn't – which sometimes results in outrageous bills, such as Apple's Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, who paid US$7,000 for a 3 hour drive in Germany (US$40 per minute!).
During Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Onavo announced the expansion of the company's beta program. Guy Rosen added, "Onavo is ideal for travelers roaming with their iPhone. It enables them to regain control over their data usage and stay in touch with colleagues, friends and family back home.
Once installed on an iPhone, Onavo runs in the background, seamlessly and transparently. Just click to start a trip, and start saving."
The private beta of Onavo for iPhone is currently available by-invitation only.
And here is the invitation-link to entered in your iPhone Safari web browser: Onavo beta for Geekzone users. Or you can visit the Onavo website and manually enter the code "geekzone".