Google teams with Boingo to offer free WiFi access to Android users

As a promotional tie-in with Google Play, Boingo will offer free access to its 4,000 WiFi hotspots located across the United States to Android users throughout September. The promotion extends any Android device as well your laptop, so it should take some of the burden off of your data plan should you find yourself traveling through an area with active WiFi coverage provided by Boingo.

The kicker, as this is a Google promotional offer an all, is that iPhone and iPad users will find themselves out of luck. And there’s no way around that. But if chances are that won’t really affect the majority of our readers much, so feel free to enjoy the all-access WiFi while it lasts.

Free Boingo Wi-Fi at Locations Across the Country Sponsored by Google Play

Sponsored Wi-Fi Available Starting This Week at More Than 4,000 Hotspots

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, announced today that millions of people will have access to free Wi-Fi at more than 4,000 hotspots thanks to Google Play. The Wi-Fi hotspots are part of Boingo’s Cloud Nine Media platform, a global advertising network that enables brand advertisers to reach a captive audience through Wi-Fi sponsorships.

Starting this week, Wi-Fi users with Android phones and tablets, as well as Windows and Macintosh laptops, will be offered complimentary Wi-Fi at thousands of high-traffic locations in dozens of cities nationwide, courtesy of cloud-based digital entertainment destination, Google Play.

Sponsored Wi-Fi locations include 15 airports, such as New York’s John F. Kennedy, Chicago O’Hare and Seattle-Tacoma, Boingo-enabled Manhattan subway stations, and thousands of hotels, shopping malls, cafés and recreational areas.

Consumers taking advantage of the free Boingo Wi-Fi sponsored by Google Play can get free content, check out the latest releases and stay entertained with instant access to their favorite music, movies, books, apps and more.

“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,” said Dawn Callahan, vice president of consumer marketing for Boingo Wireless. “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.”

The free Boingo Wi-Fi lasts through the end of September. With the recent acquisition of Cloud Nine Media, Boingo Wireless now offers brands a global advertising network that includes more than 70 leading airports, the New York City subway, shopping centers, stadiums and thousands of hotels, restaurants and recreational areas, reaching more than 1.5 billion people annually.

About Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the world’s leading Wi-Fi software and services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 500,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can access the mobile internet via Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo through its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operates wireless networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports, major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as quick serve restaurants. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.

Boingo, Boingo Wireless, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don’t Just Go. Boingo are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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  • toomuchgame441

    Haha.. Stupid iPhone/iPad users… No free wifi for you! Haha idiots, oh wait I’m typing this from my iPad…

  • bob

    Never even heard of boingo.

  • matthewcruce

    that’s funny

  • Marsg

    >.> i would rather have a new nexus but wifi is cool too.

    • toomuchgame441

      You and I both

  • BoomerJMoore

    I work at the airport so yeah son!

  • Moosejaw

    Hmmmmm, eiphod is almost ipod. O.k. Yet another example of biblical prophecy.

  • gma2566

    How do you get the free access? Is just through their app or a special sign-up page.

  • Crimsonshadow774

    Its good to see iOS left in the dark for a change. haha

  • Aslan Bollin

    never heard of them before. No free wifi for me. Atleast not thru Boingo. I still get free wifi thru Optimum tho so.