Fring Partnering With Boingo

By: VoIP Weblog

I have to wonder if this is a Barney partnership or if there's something else going on here. What I'm reading in my email as well as on the Fring blog is that Fring has teamed up with Boingo Mobile to provide access using the Fring mobile IM/VoIP client at over 60,000 wifi hotspots worldwide.

What benefit is there to Boingo? Free marketing. What benefit is it to Fring? Not entirely sure. What benefit of there to end users as a result of this partnership? The Fring client will automatically log into a Boingo access point.

This seems an awful lot like a Barney partnership to me. Anyone know or think differently?