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Boingo Makes it Easy to Access Wi-Fi In-flight and in Airport Hotspots
Frequent fliers can benefit from an in-flight broadband service like Gogo's commercial air service, also known as "Gogo Inflight Internet” for in-flight entertainment (IFE). This includes in-flight connectivity for an Internet connection.
Inflight Wi-Fi internet services are available on many commercial and international flights these days. Among Wi-Fi providers recognized in the past as best in a variety of travel-related categories is Boingo’s Wireless Inc., a worldwide Wi-Fi network software and access services provider of high-speed, high-bandwidth on the ground as well as in the air.
Current Boingo customers can now access Gogo Inflight Internet with their Boingo account. This is a pay-per-access pricing service that is available on those participating airlines that have flights over the continental United States and offer Gogo Wi-Fi. There is also Boingo coverage for international travelers; Lufthansa flights between the airline’s hubs in Germany and destinations in the U.S. or Canada actually offer on-board broadband Internet using Deutsche Telekom’s Wi-Fi service.
The Boingo Wi-Finder app, available for PCs and Macs, as well as Android (News - Alert) and Apple iOS, will alert users when they are in a Boingo hotspot. Users can otherwise simply select “Connect” to allow a search for commercially-available free and Boingo Wi-Fi signals from around the world, including airports.
Not only does Boingo offer six different monthly Wi-Fi access plans; they also have the Wi-Fi Internet solution for those looking to stay connected on the go, at airports as well as in-flight. Boingo recognizes the importance for flyers to be able to use their mobile device(s), such as smartphones and tablets, while waiting for a flight to check emails, read the news, write messages and so on.
Boingo knows Wi-Fi usage at airports is important for flyers and sees it also valuable to have the chance to use in-flight Wi-Fi while on the airplane.
This played a part in why they had recently made an agreement with one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert) (DT), to give Boingo customers access to in-flight Wi-Fi services on international flights.
Edited by Braden Becker