Google Offers Hits Up More Boingo Wi-Fi Hotspots Nationwide

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Who could possibly complain about excessive quantities of Wi-Fi? No one, particularly when you need it. Boingo is becoming a familiar name in the world of global hotspots, and now Google's taking notice. Boingo runs a worldwide network of hotspots where a single subscription nets you access on any of 'em. Now, Google Offers is expanding its sponsorship of Boingo Wi-Fi from six New York subway stations and more than 200 Manhattan hotzones, to 24 additional locations across the country. Starting today, Google Offers will sponsor free and discounted Wi-Fi offerings at eight malls and 16 airports in major cities nationwide, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Here's a bit of the official word regarding the arrangement:

"Shoppers can stay connected, update their status or share their shopping experience while ensuring they don't exceed their monthly cellular data cap via complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi at select malls in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa, among others.

Google Offers is also extending a discounted Boingo Wi-Fi access offer to travelers at 16 airports nationwide. Passengers traveling through airports including New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia, Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports, Houston's Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental, and more, can take advantage of a special Google Offer for 50% off a Boingo AsYouGo 24-hour access pass when they subscribe to Google Offers in their city and purchase the deal. This deal is limited to one per person.

"The expansion of the Google Offers sponsorship is a testament to our ability to deliver specific, place-based brand introductions to new customers via the Boingo Wi-Fi network," said Dawn Callahan, vice president of consumer marketing for Boingo Wireless. "Our location-based media services provide a new way to reach mobile consumers with personalized messages where they work, shop and play."
The Google Offers sponsored Wi-Fi in malls and airports is the company's second Boingo Wi-Fi sponsorship campaign. Google Offers is also currently sponsoring Boingo Wi-Fi access at six subway stations and more than 200 hotzones in Manhattan, through September 7. Here's hoping we see the rollouts at even more places. After all, expectations are high for the company that launched Google Fiber...

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Jaybk26 replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 11:15 AM

I wish Boingo would just get enough coverage to cover areas I live in:D It'll probably will never happen though, I live in a very rural area.

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Erakith replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 1:09 PM

I used Boingo at Chicago O'Hare airport numerous times.

It's a good service and the speed is pretty decent for public wi-fi, but the tool they force you to use is extremely annoying when you're not at a hotspot.

For normal users who don't want to play around with msconfig and startup items, the tool would possibly drive them to the brink of insanity.

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LKnudson replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 2:33 PM

Me too, it really is to bad its not profitable enough to make hotspots around me.

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pwrntspd replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 5:35 PM

I love wifi, happy to see that there will be even more free wifi spots. Im still holding out against mobile networks and smart phones for the time being.

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JOMA replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 7:23 PM

I don't typically use public wifi. I have no idea what I'm really connecting to so I'd rather just use my cell service if I need to do something.

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