Boingo Wireless is a service that, for a fee, gives users access to a very extensive network of Wi-Fi hotspots. This week, software that BlackBerry users need to access this network was released.
The free Boingo Mobile application automatically notifies users when they are in a Boingo hotspot, and lets users connects to the Boingo network with a click.
“Boingo Mobile is about ease of use and a low-cost, high-speed alternative to cellular data,” said Jonathan Mendelson, the company’s general manager of mobile and product management. “BlackBerry users can seamlessly switch to a Boingo Wi-Fi connection when they’re online using data-intensive applications.”
The new version of this app currently supports the BlackBerry Storm2, BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Curve 8320, and BlackBerry Bold.
There are already versions for other platforms available: Android, iPhone, Symbian Series 60, and Windows Mobile.
About The Service
Boingo Wireless claims to be the world’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot provider, offering users access to over 100,000 hotspots worldwide. This includes 500+ airports, 20,000+ hotels, and 25,000+ cafes and restaurants around the globe, including more than 14,000+ McDonalds restaurants and all AT&T hotspots.
The service costs $7.95 per month for mobile devices. Laptop users can get a U.S. unlimited account for or $9.95 per month, or global service for $59 a month.