Los Angeles’ Boingo Wireless is offering Asia Pacific mobile users wireless connection to its hotspots in the region for an unlimited flat rate of US$11.95 per month.
Boingo Wireless said it is offering the “Boingo Asia Pacific” service to give travelers in the Asia Pacific region a simple and cost-effective Wi-Fi roaming solution.
Users of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, such as laptops and smartphones, can connect at more than 145,000 hotspots in the region that extends as far as continental Asia and Australasia. Most of these hotspots are found in China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Other hotspots are located in Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and most recently, Thailand.
Boingo recently forged an agreement with WLANnet to deliver wireless managed services at the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK). The airport is the fifth busiest airport in Asia, handling an estimated 42.7 million passengers during the year.
Under the agreement, WLANnet will provide the network infrastructure, but authentication, sales and traffic will be managed by Boingo.
“Travelers in Asia now have an affordable option for regional Wi-Fi roaming, that also provides the flexibility of pay-as-you-go pricing for use outside their home region,” said Dawn Callahan, vice president of consumer marketing, Boingo Wireless.
Smartphone users, on the other hand, can avail of the “Boingo Mobile” service, an unlimited plan that includes access to Boingo’s entire global network of more than 325,000 hotspots for £3.95, €4.95 or USD$7.95 per month. Boingo Mobile is available for most smartphone platforms, including Android, Blackberry, iPhone/iPod Touch, Nokia Nseries and Eseries, and Windows Mobile devices.
Travelers wanting to connect in other regions, where Boingo Wireless has more than 200,000 hotspots, can connect at a rate ranging from US$0.12 to US$0.18 per minute.
Customers can sign up for the services at select airports in the APAC region and through Boingo Wireless partners worldwide.
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