LOS ANGELES & ITASCA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, and Gogo®, the world’s leading provider of inflight connectivity, today announced that Boingo customers can now log in to Gogo using their existing Boingo® account. This access includes more than 1,100 planes from nine carriers, providing robust Internet access above 10,000 feet.
“The Boingo Roaming Network now extends six miles above the Earth thanks to the expansive fleet of Gogo equipped airplanes,” said Luis Serrano, senior vice president of business and corporate development for Boingo Wireless. “Gogo’s inflight network is a key addition to our roaming portfolio, especially since inflight access is one of the most requested service enhancements we receive through our customer feedback channels.”
“Making Gogo more easily available to more customers who already have a Wi-Fi billing relationship ultimately helps us ensure that everyone stays connected in air, online,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief marketing officer. “Boingo’s extensive customer base brings a legion of active Wi-Fi users into the planes, already armed with a username and password, who can log on right away.”
The service is immediately available for Boingo customers via the Gogo home page or by using the latest Boingo® Wi-Finder app. By simply using the “Roaming” button at the bottom of the redirect page, users will be able to choose Boingo as their provider and log in with their existing Boingo username and password. Logging in to Gogo via Boingo’s easy-to-use one-click app is as simple as accepting the flight segment charge and entering a CAPTCHA validation phrase. Existing Boingo app users should check for software updates to make sure they have the latest version of Wi-Finder, which supports inflight access. The latest version of the app can be downloaded at www.boingo.com/boingo-apps/.
Inflight access is a premium service and is not included in monthly plans. Boingo laptop and tablet users will be charged $4.95, $9.95 or $12.95 per flight based on the length of the flight. Smartphone users will pay $4.95 or $7.95, depending on flight duration.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the world’s leading Wi-Fi software and services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 325,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can access the mobile Internet via Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operate wired and wireless networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports, major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as quick serve restaurants. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
Gogo is fast becoming everyone’s favorite part of flying. By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using Gogo’s exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on all domestic AirTran Airways, Delta Airlines, and Virgin America flights and on select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights – as well as on thousands of business aircraft – bringing the total to more than 6,000 Gogo equipped aircraft to date.
Back on the ground, Gogo’s 350+ employees in Itasca, IL, and Broomfield, CO, are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don’t Just Go. Boingo! are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Gogo is a trademark of Gogo LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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