Up now at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the new hot spot will eventually allow users to bounce from one secure network to another without having to log in.
Non-Verizon, non-AT&T wireless carriers are turning to Wi-Fi network provider Boingo to help offload data traffic and to extend their wireless networks.
Riding on a free hotspots project for New York City's subway stations, the two companies now say they're bringing free Wi-Fi to select shopping malls.
Six subway stations and more than 200 hotspot locations in The Big Apple get free Wi-Fi as Boingo rolls out its massive wireless plan that will eventually reach all of the city's underground transit stations.
Wi-Fi hot spot provider posts "big fat apology" after telling subscribers their billing plans had been changed, apparently without their consent.
Skype and Boingo marry free VoIP calls with cheap Wi-Fi access
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After years of downplaying Wi-Fi use outside the home, Verizon has partnered with Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi access to its high-speed broadband customers on the go.
Phase Two of an ongoing rollout will push mobile access to several stations across midtown Manhattan before heading over to Queens.
New standards will soon make getting from a carrier's 3G or 4G network onto a Wi-Fi network a seamless and easy process. But carriers large and small still have to get comfortable with that.