A Canadian in San Francisco


Chris Vollick, a Canadian blogger,  is a self-described “simple guy” who enjoys food, beer and wine. Last summer, Chris discovered that Boingo Wi-Fi is just his style, allowing him to simply click on a button to connect all over Canada and in the U.S. Chris was kind enough to write the Boingo team about his experience connecting in his favorite hotspot: AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Ladies and gentlemen, in his own words, Chris Vollick.

I want to start by telling you what a great service Boingo offers and how easy it is to use! I was lucky to have Boingo sponsor my Wi-Fi for a series of blogging events throughout my native Canada, as well as in the United States. The service worked great! Everywhere I traveled, the Boingo apps on my laptop and phone were constantly letting me know that I was in a hotspot and could login with just one click. And from what I have seen, Boingo’s hotspot locations continue to grow every day.

My most memorable use of Boingo was last summer when I was offered a trip to San Francisco, CA by Virgin America and Klout, as part of a promotion.  I went to  see the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants play on their home turf, AT&T Park, which just so happens to be a Boingo roaming hotspot. This was a great trip and what a fantastic stadium!

Right off the hop, I connected  inside the ballpark, accessing the Digital Dugout that the Giants offer as added content during their games.  Boingo connectivity was pervasive — from the San Francisco Public House that is part of the stadium to the Giants gift shop.  Being able to use Wi-Fi on my smartphone  was a huge benefit for me due to the international roaming fees I would have incurred had I used the cellular network to tweet photos and messages. Plus, the Wi-Fi was super fast!

I have been lucky enough to visit some of the older ballparks in the Major Leagues (Fenway, Old Yankee Stadium, Wrigley) and some of the newer parks (Citizens Bank Park, Miller Park, Camden Yards and Jacobs Field).  By far, my favorite is AT&T Park.  The sightlines, the atmosphere and the fans were all fantastic.  Being able to share this experience using Boingo was a treat.  I was able to update my followers on Twitter and blog the whole way through.

It was fun to be part of San Francisco and share in the Giants’ victory last summer.  I am thankful for the trip and I can’t say enough about the service that Boingo provides.  For the cost of one night of access at a hotel, you can get an entire month and more locations from Boingo. It is worth it. @Canadian88

About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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One Response to A Canadian in San Francisco

  1. clickflick says:

    Chris, great post. I also enjoyed using Boingo. i was able to use it at Ohare airport in Chicago as well as SF. Easy to use. Now I miss SF after reading this post 🙁