T-Mobile Hotspot has inaugurated wireless Internet service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) under an agreement with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and T-Mobile HotSpot.

Los Angeles World Airports is the City of Los Angeles agency that owns and operates the cityís four Southern California airports. LAX serves 61 million travelers per year, while Ontario handles seven million passengers annually.

Through a multi-year agreement, T-Mobile will provide ìcurb to noseî WiFi wireless broadband access in the terminals and public areas of the two airports, including the ticket counters, restaurants, boarding gates and baggage claim areas.

From the curb of the airport to the nose of the aircraft, passengers as well as those coming to drop off or greet travelers now will have access to the T-Mobile Hotspot service.

With the new service, travelers will be able check business and personal e-mail, surf the Web and stay connected through wireless connection, airport officials said.

The service is free for T-Mobile subscribers. Others can purchase a 24-hour pass for $9.99, or pay $6 for the first hour and ten cents a minute thereafter.

The area to be covered by the WiFi system at LAX is more than 3.8 million square feet, and this will be one of the largest WiFi HotSpot deployments in the world, airport officials said.

T-Mobile HotSpot service began in 2002. With the addition at LAWA airports, there are more than 46,000 T-Mobile HotSpot roaming locations in 25 countries including more than 220 airport locations. T-Mobile HotSpot service is available in more than 7,600 locations nationwide, including hotels, airports, and the airline clubs of American, Delta, United and US Airways.

Information on T-Mobile HotSpot service, including a list of active locations, www.t-mobile .com/hotspot/.

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