New owner for Washington State Ferries wi-fi: Boingo

The company that launched wireless internet access on Washington State Ferries routes including Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth, Parsons, has just been acquired by Boingo, best known for wi-fi service in airports. Here’s the announcement. This excerpt indicates monthly subscriptions will be cheaper:

The Ferries Wi-Fi network will be moving to a Boingo-branded start page, where commuters and tourists will be able to purchase Boingo AsYouGo day passes for $7.95, as well as Boingo Unlimited for $21.95 per month. Boingo Unlimited is a monthly service that provides Wi-Fi access throughout the Americas and can be used at any Boingo location. For current subscribers to the Washington State Ferries Wi-Fi, the monthly subscription will be a decrease in price from $29.95, and will now include the ability to connect to any hotspot in the Boingo Roaming Network.

2 Replies to "New owner for Washington State Ferries wi-fi: Boingo"

  • Jason November 17, 2008 (2:44 pm)

    Boingo also offers a reduced-price version of their roaming service for Wifi-enabled internet devices such as Nokia’s N810 Internet Tablet. $7.95 a month. It was invaluable on our recent vacation in London, and I found just a couple of weeks ago that it works on WSF’s wireless on a trip from Kingston.

    They call the cheaper service “Boingo Mobile” and it’s only available for certain devices that they’ve made custom software for.

  • gwen c. November 19, 2008 (1:51 pm)

    I’ve been pretty happy with Boingo, and you’ve always been able to roam on WSF with a Boingo account.

    That said, I feel they maintain their own hotspots especially well, and they’re pretty easy to deal with. If only they’d get in on extending their roaming agreement with AT&T to include Starbucks…

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