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Like the concept of streaming live video using Qik, but don’t have a fast 3G connection to stream from your handset? How does Wi-Fi at tens of thousands of locations sound instead? Qik just announced a revenue-sharing deal with Boingo Wireless, which enables Qik streaming over […]

qik-logo1Like the concept of streaming live video using Qik, but don’t have a fast 3G connection to stream from your handset? How does Wi-Fi at tens of thousands of locations sound instead? Qik just announced a revenue-sharing deal with Boingo Wireless, which enables Qik streaming over Boingo’s Wi-Fi network, both in the U.S. and outside as well. Qik users get 30 days of free access at Boingo hotspots with the deal, which can be found at http://mobile.boingo.com/qik/

There’s no pricing difference if you’re already using Boingo Mobile; the same $7.95 per month applies whether you use Qik or not. You just have more locations to use Qik over Wi-Fi as a result of this deal. Qik earns additional revenue, Boingo sees more potential customers and you get to stream video at over 85,000 locations. Can you hit ‘em all with some broadcast video from your phone? Actually, I wonder how long that would take?!?

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  1. I want to like Qik. But the stream is too frequently interrupted or the app/phone (Nokia N95) freeze at events I was trying to cover. I’ve given up. And certainly wouldn’t pay for WiFi to try. I think a few more services like these are in the works (like Flixwagon) – perhaps they’ll hold up better.

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