AT&T has announced a partnership with Boingo, an international Wi-Fi software and service provider, which will allow its users to access Boingo’s global network of Wi-Fi hotspots while traveling abroad.
Via the AT&T Wi-Fi International app, AT&T customers who subscribe to either the 300MB or 800MB AT&T Data Global Add-On package are able to access up to 1GB of Wi-Fi each month at no additional charge. Access to Boingo hotspots in major international airports is available today, while service will continue to expand through 2013.
Additionally, Boingo customers are able to access AT&T’s Wi-Fi hotspots in locations such as airports, restaurants, sporting arenas and retail locations while traveling in the U.S. The Boingo network currently reaches more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, according to the company.
“AT&T’s domestic Wi-Fi network helps fill in the gaps for Boingo users actively seeking Wi-Fi hotspots,” said Howard Buzick, vice president of business development for Boingo Wireless. “With the explosion in both Wi-Fi enabled devices and customer data demand, Wi-Fi roaming continues to be a key facilitator for global data access.”
AT&T and Boingo are both Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) member companies.