Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Boingo Get Preload On MetroPCS
Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless, which operates a network of Wi-Fi hotspots, reported Tuesday that its software is now being preloaded on Android phones from wireless carrier MetroPCS. The firm said that its Boingo Mobile app--which helps users connect with its WiFi network--will be pre-installed on select, Wi-Fi enabled smartphones through MetroPCS, which provides prepaid, no-contract wireless services. Boingo did not disclose financial details of the deal, but did say it was its first pre-load deal with a carrier. The software initially will launch on the LG Optimus M and Huawei Ascend phones for MetroPCS.