Boingo Wi-Fi Preloaded On MetroPCS Android Phones
MetroPCS Smartphone Customers Get Fast Track to Unlimited Wi-Fi Access with Boingo Mobile
LOS ANGELES – December 21st, 2010 – Boingo Wireless, the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, and MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the leader in unlimited, no annual contract wireless communications services, announced today that the Boingo Mobile app will be pre-installed on select Wi-Fi enabled smartphones offered through MetroPCS.
The agreement – Boingo’s first carrier pre-load deal – enables MetroPCS customers with Wi-Fi enabled smartphones to easily sign up for Boingo Mobile, an unlimited Wi-Fi service that includes access to more than 200,000 locations worldwide. The smartphone app provides easy, one-click access to more than 171 different networks around the world with a single username.
At launch, MetroPCS pre-loaded Boingo Mobile on the LG Optimus M and Huawei Ascend, which run on the Android operating platform.
“With approximately 7.9 million subscribers who believe in value-priced unlimited access plans, MetroPCS is a natural partner to distribute the Boingo Mobile app to its customers,” said Dave Hagan, president and CEO for Boingo Wireless. “We look forward to further enhancing the MetroPCS customer experience through Boingo’s fast, reliable, unlimited and globally-pervasive Wi-Fi service.”
MetroPCS customers who purchase phones pre-installed with Boingo Mobile can simply launch the app from the @metro App store to sign up and access more than 200,000 locations worldwide for $7.95 per month. Boingo apps for compatible MetroPCS devices are also available as downloads via the MetroPCS download site.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc., the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, makes it simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 200,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can log on to 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 58 airports worldwide, as well as the Ferries Division Wi-Fi network of the Washington State DOT and large-scale venues such as commercial exhibit halls and major sporting arenas. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
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