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Google Play Teams with Boingo to Bring Sponsored WiFi Hotspots to More Than 4,000 Locations

Starting now until the end of September, Google Play is teaming up with Boingo to bring free WiFi hotspots to more than 4,000 locations across the United States. The sponsored WiFi will bring free content to users and more interaction with potential customers which is what product vendors crave. Basically, it’s a win win for consumers such as you and me. The locations are very widespread – major US airports such as JFK, O’ Hare, shopping malls, cafes, New York subway stations, etc. 

Let us know down below if you’ve seen any of this new sponsored WiFi. Thanks for the free Internet, Google.


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

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 11, 2012 – 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.

  • Royal2000H

    My dad tried this in Newark the other day and he said it gave him only 20 minutes

  • How do you do it thought?

  • poeddroiduser

    Anyone know what I have to do to make my GNex a Hotspot? I tried it and it still comes up with “You must purchase a plan for Verizon” Thoughts?

    • Andromedo

      Download FoxFi from the Google Play Store.

      • Noyfb

        FoxFi no root needed, just download and turn on Boom Goes The Dynamite

  • Brandon White

    You missed a key detail, this service won’t be available to iphone users!

  • Useful Links

    Thank you for the 2 links in your article that bring me back to the… article…

  • W. Paul Schenck

    I am an ATT Uverse customer and I find their WiFi hotspot service better.

  • Help your blog into Wall Street !!!

  • Filip

    It was an absolute fail when I attempted to use it in Union Square in NY.

    • jdrch

      Yeah IIRC I tried using this at ORD recently and it didn’t work for me either.

  • Mike

    Does that mean everything that travels across those networks now belongs to Google?

  • Greg Morgan

    This is a great service, however my experience using Boingo is terrible. Just horrible reception and data speeds. Hopefully they improved this before offering this.