maCBOOK USERS Now enjoy ONE-CLICK Wi-Fi WITH GOBOINGO FOR MAC
GoBoingo for Mac Brings More Than 100,000 Commercial Hotspots to Users
LOS ANGELES — July 8, 2008 — The MacBook community now has a convenient
and affordable way to access Boingo Wi-Fi at more than 100,000 hotspots
worldwide. A Mac version of the lightweight GoBoingo! client software,
which simplifies the process of logging in to public Wi-Fi hotspots, is
available for download at (http://www.boingo.com/download.html).
GoBoingo! is a great tool for travelers who want high-speed Internet
without the hassle of searching for coverage, memorizing multiple usernames
and passwords, and paying different Wi-Fi providers at each stop during a
trip. Boingo has affordable monthly plans for both North American and
international usage, as well as a “pay as you go” option.
“With our GoBoingo! software for MacBooks, you are now just one click away
from enjoying Wi-Fi service at hotspots around the world,” said Dawn
Callahan, vice president, consumer marketing, Boingo Wireless. “We now have
an easy-to-use Wi-Fi utility for the legions of MacBook users who want to
be connected to Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots at airports, hotels and retail
GoBoingo! for Mac works on MacBooks running Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5
(Leopard), and PowerBooks running Mac OS X 10.4. GoBoingo! is also
available for Windows and runs on Vista, XP and Windows 2000. The
lightweight authentication tool automatically determines whether a hotspot
belongs to a Boingo roaming partner and helps users log on to the Internet
with their Boingo account in a single click. Less than 1 MB, the tool
installs quickly and stays in the background until the Boingo member needs
to log into a Wi-Fi network.
According to usage reports from airport Wi-Fi networks operated by Boingo,
there is a steady increase in Wi-Fi connections from MacBooks and
PowerBooks. As of January 2008, nearly 20 percent of airport usage comes
from Mac laptops, an increase of 30 percent since January 2007.
Online travelers will find Boingo in the places they need it most; a Boingo
account works at more than 475 airports, including 85 of the top 100
airports worldwide. Boingo is also available at more than 17,000 hotels,
such as Hilton and Marriot, and retail destinations, such as Barnes &
Noble. Other locations include coffee shops, restaurants and cafes.
Boingo operates Wi-Fi networks at 30 major U.S. and U.K. airports,
including Atlanta-Hartsfield, JFK and LaGuardia in New York, Chicago’s
O’Hare and Heathrow in London.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. is the global market leader in Wi-Fi. Boingo makes it
easy for consumers to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device
at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide — including airports, hotels,
cafes and metropolitan hot zones — with a single account. Through its
Concourse Communications Group, LLC subsidiary, Boingo operates wired and
wireless networks at 30 of the top 100 North American airports. More
information about Boingo and Concourse is available at
(http://www.boingo.com/) and (http://www.concoursecommunications.com/)