4,000 Boingo hotspots free for September, if you're not on iOS or Windows Phone

Google partners with Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi at over 4,000 hotspots across the US, iOS, WP not in.

@tracehagan
Published Tue, Sep 11 2012 10:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

Google has partnered with Boingo to make 4,000 of its hotspots available nationwide for free for people accessing them with Android, OSX, or Windows. Interestingly enough, users of iOS and Windows Phone appear to be excluded from this offering, showing Google is really pushing Android with this latest stunt.

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The hotspots are available across the United States in "high-traffic locations," coffee shops, hotels, and other areas. Google and Boingo are even offering this service at some of the major airports, including NY's JFK, O'Hare, and Seattle-Tacoma, along with the Boingo-enabled subway stations around Manhattan.

Dawn Callahan, vice president of consumer marketing for Boingo Wireless:

Google Play is the first to take part in our newly expanded Wi-Fi sponsorship network, which reaches millions of consumers each month with place-based brand engagements. Sponsorships like this give users the free Wi-Fi they crave, advertisers the consumer interaction they need, and venues the revenue to offset the costs associated with providing a high-bandwidth Wi-Fi experience.

Google has sponsored this Wi-Fi through Boingo's Cloud Nine Media program, which allows advertisers to sponsor free Wi-Fi, something most people like. The act of sponsoring should bring good will to the company as well as reach new consumers with their brand. The free Wi-Fi ends with the month of September.

NEWS SOURCE:thenextweb.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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