Southwest Airline’s Slippery Slope With iOS Access

As the FAA begins to ease the restrictions of using gadgets on flights, we’re going to see more silly things. For example, Southwest Airlines recently announced a new in-flight data option for $2/day that allows you unlimited access to iMessage. iMessage is the SMS/IM solution baked into the latest iPhones and iPads. I get whatContinue reading “Southwest Airline’s Slippery Slope With iOS Access”

Boingo And Asus Hook Up In Netbook Deal

This is really a cool thing – two of my favorite companies have hooked up to help netbook users get the most out of their devices. Today, Asus announced that its new EeePC netbooks will soon be preloaded with Boingo‘s software, which makes it simple and easy to connect to WiFi hotspots around the world.Continue reading “Boingo And Asus Hook Up In Netbook Deal”

Boingo Makes Bank From Verizon

I’ve praised Boingo here before – they’re simply awesome, specifically if you travel and need to stay connected. Recently, Boingo signed a 4-year extension with Verizon to offer free WiFi to Verizon’s FiOS and High Speed Internet customers. This is a big deal, and here’s why: For starters, this would be an even bigger dealContinue reading “Boingo Makes Bank From Verizon”

Boingo Knows Good PR

A few weeks ago, the Sling Player for iPhone was released through the App Store, though unfortunately users quickly discovered that it was barred from using the 3G cellular connection – only WiFi. Obvious iPhone-bashing opportunity aside (I used Sling on my unbranded phones over 3G with zero issues), that just plain sucks for iPhoneContinue reading “Boingo Knows Good PR”

WiFi On Airlines Is Pointless Without Power

So the news hit a few minutes ago that Delta Airlines will be adding WiFi to all of its domestic flights by mid-2009. Awesome, and the pricing isn’t bad, either. For flights that are 3hrs long or less, you pay $10 for unlimited access. Longer flights will be $12.99 for unlimited access. Potential bandwidth issuesContinue reading “WiFi On Airlines Is Pointless Without Power”