Boingo announced on Tuesday that customers can now use an iTunes account to purchase a subscription to its Wi-Fi hotspot service. The company currently offers more than 600,000 hotspots around the globe, and users simply need to download the company's Wi-Finder application for iOS to get started. Once the app is open, customers can choose to purchase a subscription with their iTunes ID and password.
"iOS device owners already use their iTunes account to buy apps, music and other products on their phone or tablet; we're adding that level of simplicity to the process of buying Wi-Fi," Boingo senior vice president of marketing and sales Dawn Callahan said. A subscription through iTunes will cost $7.99 per month and the app provides free a free VPN for protecting private data.
If you're not already a subscriber, we recommend getting started by instead visiting Boingo's website, as the company is currently offering a deal that will allow you to pay $4.98 per month for the first three months of service. The full subscription, which allows you to access Boingo's Wi-Fi networks from any mobile device, typically costs $9.95 per month.
Boingo Launches iTunes Payments for Wi-Fi Subscriptions
New Wi-Finder App Enables In-App Sign-Up Using iTunes Account; Simplifies iOS Sign-Up and Wi-Fi Access at More Than 600,000 Hotspots
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that iOS users can now use their iTunes account to purchase a Boingo subscription, making it easier than ever to enjoy Wi-Fi access at more than 600,000 hotspots worldwide.
"iOS device owners already use their iTunes account to buy apps, music and other products on their phone or tablet; we're adding that level of simplicity to the process of buying Wi-Fi."
The latest version of Boingo's award-winning Wi-Finder app for iOS – now available on the iTunes App Store – links directly to a customer's iTunes account, streamlining subscription sign-up and monthly billing by using existing iTunes credentials and billing information. Users can activate the new plan on multiple iOS devices, allowing customers to quickly connect all of their favorite iOS devices to unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi without entering account information.
"Signing up for a Boingo subscription just became as easy as typing in your iTunes password," said Dawn Callahan, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Boingo Wireless. "iOS device owners already use their iTunes account to buy apps, music and other products on their phone or tablet; we're adding that level of simplicity to the process of buying Wi-Fi." The new iTunes-based plan is $7.99 per month.
In addition to enabling seamless login at hundreds of thousands of hotspots around the world, the app also includes an easy-to-use VPN service that protects user data free of charge.
The Boingo Wi-Finder app is available for all leading platforms, including Android, Windows and Macintosh. Boingo's Wi-Finder app received the 2012 About.com Reader's Choice Award for "Best Travel" app, and the company is a three-time winner of the award for "Best Wi-Fi Service" from Global Traveler magazine.