AT&T and Boingo team up on free Wi-Fi roaming

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U.S. carrier AT&T and Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless Tuesday announced a new partership to provide the telco’s customers with free access to Boingo’s network of global Wi-Fi hotspots in major international airports. Los Angeles-based Boingo provides global Wi-Fi services at more than 600,000 hotspots worldwide, including hundreds of airports, thousands of hotels and tens of thousand cafes and coffee shops…

According to a media release, AT&T customers traveling abroad should download its free AT&T Wi-Fi International App for the iPhone, Android devices and other platforms in order to access Boingo’s global network of Wi-Fi hotspots.

The promotion gives you one gigabyte of free Wi-Fi data anywhere in the world, provided you’ve signed up to AT&T’s $60 300MB or $120 800M Data Global Add-On package and connected to one of the Bingo hotspots, operated by its subsidiary Concourse Communications Group.

The deal is reciprocal: as part of the agreement, Boingo customers traveling in the United States will also be able to access AT&T’s network of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the country, including airports, restaurants, sporting arenas and retail locations.