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Boingo offers free Wi-Fi to iPhone owners

updated 11:30 am EDT, Wed August 1, 2007

Free Wi-Fi for iPhones

Boingo Wireless today announced that it will provide free Wi-Fi access to iPhone owners through 13 North American airports during the month of August. The offer is available to all iPhone owners who can access WI-Fi networks on their phones, and iPhone users who like the service can sign up for and use a Boingo account to access hundreds of partner networks which comprise more than 100,000 hot spots. "With Boingo Wireless, users of Apple Inc.'s sexy new smartphone can enjoy the full spectrum of coolness available via the iPhone's highly integrated functionality and multimedia applications while powered by Boingo's broadband networks. It's the ultimate iPhone adventure." Boingo Global is priced at $40 per month and incurs no roaming fees or per-minute charges.

iPhone users aiming to use the free Wi-Fi services can connect to the "concourse" SSID with an an iPhone in any of the following airports: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, Nashville International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Midway International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Will Rogers World Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport.




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  1. Xidius

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Heh.

    Not that I don't think this is kind of cool. At least for the one month they are doing it, but..

    "*snip* powered by broadband networks. It's the ultimate iPhone adventure"

    The ultimate iPhone adventure? Wi-fi access? That's an adventure? I'll admit, it's nice to have while (let's say) in the bathroom, but otherwise whenever I'm using an iPhone at home on my wireless network, I just find myself wondering "Wait, this would be much easier if I just grabbed my macbook pro from a foot and a half away".

    I mean, who goes to the airport without their laptop anyway? And who buys a $600 phone without at least fishing out $1k for a laptop first? Okay well maybe some people. But still! Convenient? Sure. Adventure? Haha..

    - Xidius

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