We knew this was in the works, but it’s official now. iPhone and iPod Touch owners can download the free Boingo Wireless application from the App Store. Like the Gilette business model of razors and blades however, you get the app for free, but the service will cost ya. $7.95 a month earns you the right to use any Boingo Wireless hotspot worldwide on your Apple handset, and there’s over 100,000 hotspots to be had.
I haven’t had my Boingo account active in months, but I’d consider using the service again. It’s more desirable for me with my first-generation iPhone since the EDGE is pokey, but I could see some iPhone 3G owners prefering faster WiFi speeds as well. Besides, the last time I tried to use free WiFi in Starbucks on my iPhone, the activation text message arrived 26 hours later. I’d call that a FAIL in every sense of the word. Any takers or is $8 a month about $7 too much?