February 11, 2008 by David
At a Mobile World Congress, Wi-Fi provider Boingo has announced a version of its Boingo Mobile client for Sony Ericsson’s smart phones, however the greatest news is that Boingo will have an iPhone client out soon. All they need is iPhone SDK release, later this month.
So instead of ~20$ regular data plans will cost, Boingo one will be for just $7.95 per month. Boingo’s system uses software client to connect subscribers to more than 100,000 for-pay Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide.
“Our goal is to get [the iPhone client] out as quickly as possible, because it does represent a significant percentage of the devices touching our network,” he said. “The Apple guys are really smart, and they have a beautiful phone.” said Christian Gunning, Boingo’s director of marketing.
Today, 19 percent of the people who try to connect to Boingo’s Wi-Fi networks in airports are on Mac OS X, and 6 percent use the iPod touch or iPhone, he said.
A Windows Mobile 6 client is already in the works, and the Sony Ericsson client announced today will appear in the second half of the year, so its just a metter of time before iPhone client is out too.
- Boingo now offers worldwide unlimited iPhone WiFi access for $7.95/month
- Devicescape for iPhone: Wi-Fi made easy
- Boingo offers free internet for iPhones and over Wi-Fi compatible devices in several UK airports
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