Boingo Wireless is offering a new application for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users that will let customers buy one-hour credits for Wi-Fi service from their Apple iTunes account. The “Boingo Wi-Fi Credits” software application is available for download from Apple’s U.S. App Store.
The $1.99 credits can be bought in advance or at the time of connect, and can be redeemed for 60 consecutive minutes of Wi-Fi access at a single Boingo hotspot at any Boingo location around the world; the software also identifies Boingo hotspots and lets users search for hotspots with a new mapping feature. Credits are good for a year after purchase, and those who buy credits in blocks of 10 are given an additional free credit.
Users can also earn one million free Wi-Fi credits by permanently tattooing the Boingo logo anywhere on his or her body.
In addition, Boingo Wireless will give an iPad to the 1,000th person to download and register the new Boingo Wi-Fi Credits software application. The winner will be notified via e-mail and announced on the company’s Facebook page.