Netbook Pioneer ASUS Bundles Boingo with Latest Devices
Boingo Software Pre-installed on Popular ASUS Eee PC Netbooks; 50% Discount for Asus Customers on New Boingo Accounts
Is this just bloatware? You can very easily download the software from Boingo.com anytime you want.
More attractive is that ASUS customers will get a discount of 50% on Boingo’s most popular Wi-Fi access services. I wonder if this includes the $9.95 monthly Boingo pass.
Wow that's a lotta hot spots to have access to.Especially on any laptop I buy I always run decrapifier, I would have to run the expert mode on this one and leave at least one thing besides windows itself.
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Lol rapid1. It's actually Boing-O.
But I can see why they're pushing their service to users. Like AOL in the late 90s, Boingo is trying to win customers over with convenience. Google has been making plans to offer free Wifi services in certain markets such as airports. Boston Logan airport is to have free wifi soon, and will be supported via an advertising model.
Seeing that a large portion of their customer base are airport junkies, this doesn't bode well for Boingo.
I know I know, but do you really think that if Mcdonalds is going to do free wifi the first places are not going to be in airports or similar locations at least part of it. So why would I pay for something or even worry about some service somewhere I have never heard of (as a general consumer), when I can just hit Mickey D's grab a coke and wait for my flight as an example.
That's very true, a lot of airports have McD's already. There's this Wendys at DTW that I always go to whenever I layover in Detroit, just for their free internet.
So far I haven't seen a single Boingo hotspot, ever. If I bought Asus products, I'd delete this bloat.
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