Boingo customers get WiFi at McDonald's

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. --Boingo Wireless Inc. and Wayport have inked a deal that enables Boingo subscribers to access all of Wayport's hotspots, including 9,000 WiFi-enabled McDonald's restaurants.

Boingo now boasts more than 100,000 locations.

Boingo announced earlier in the week a new $7.95-per-month Wi-Fi plan for people with specific handsets, including iPhones, as well as Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Windows Mobile 5 and 6 handsets. The pricing goes into effect later in the year for most handsets, including the iPhone.

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Now Boingo subscribers can enjoy Wi-Fi with their Big Macs

The battle for breakfast between McDonald's and Starbucks has intensified this week, with Starbucks announcing two hours of free WiFi for all Starbucks cardholders, and now the Boingo announcement that may bring in more business customers to McDonald's.

Here's the press release.

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