Need instant Wi-Fi? Boingo makes it an iTunes in-app purchase

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With over 600,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, Boingo Wireless(s wifi) has connectivity available all around the world. Signing up for a new Boingo account is relatively painless but when you need Wi-Fi in a hurry, who wants to waste time jumping through registration hoops? Folks with an iOS device don’t have to any longer: Boingo now supports iTunes payments for its services.

The special iTunes plan costs $7.99 per month and is available directly through the Boingo Wi-Finder app for iOS(s aapl). The software also includes a VPN service. By using the iTunes in-app purchase, users can immediately get a Wi-Fi subscription for their iPod touch, iPad or iPhone. The subscription is an auto-renewal, however: if you don’t want to continue it on a monthly basis, you’ll have to cancel it.

This is a clever move by Boingo to make it easier for paid Wi-Fi access. There are two…

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