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It’s time to celebrate—Boingo style! We’ve been awarded our eighth Global Traveler award for “Best WiFi Service” and to celebrate we’re kicking off 8 Days of Giveaways to give our awesome fans the chance to win a VIP travel tech kit. This kit is loaded with all the tech essentials you need on the go—like earbuds, a phone charger, flash drive and of course free Boingo Wi-Fi for a year with access to more than a million hotspots around the globe. Join in on the celebration! To enter our 8 Days of Giveaways, head to Twitter and simply tweet @boingo what YOU are celebrating this year using the hashtag #BoingoCelebr8. Whether it’s a milestone birthday, a big client win, running your first marathon or something else, we want to hear your reason for raising a glass. Boingo’s 8 Days of Giveaways will run December 8-15, 2017. One winner will be announced each day.    

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Travelers Turn to Airports for Mobile Travel information


This guest post is authored by Scott Phillips, Boingo’s Vice President of Airports. Airports are prioritizing improving the passenger experience, and there’s a specific trend that is prompting airports to re-evaluate communication strategies and initiatives with passengers.

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BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS ONLINE WHILE IN-STORE


Holiday shoppers put their mobile devices to work when shopping in-store over the Black Friday weekend, and utilized retail Wi-Fi networks to use native apps, price compare and scan QR codes to purchase items through retail websites. Wi-Fi usage on Boingo’s mall Wi-Fi networks was up more than 185% on Black Friday, and up over 80% throughout the holiday shopping weekend. Continue reading

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Let the (Hacking) Games Begin: Reducing Risks on Public Wi-Fi Networks During the Games


The 2012 London Olympics are the most connected in history, and spectators at the Games and viewers from around the world are sharing their experiences real-time. The influx of connection-hungry visitors, skyrocketing mobile traffic and new hotspots means one thing for hackers: the Olympics are a golden opportunity for exploitation and data capture.

In an IDG Connect byline, we share tips to keep your data secure from hackers on public Wi-Fi networks at the Games, and at any other high-traffic events. Continue reading

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Boingo Now Accepts PayPal


We’re happy to announce that you can now use PayPal when buying Boingo Wi-Fi access. And we have to give credit where credit is due: Boingo customers suggested we add PayPal as a purchase option, and we thought that was a brilliant idea. Thanks to the community for the guidance! Hopefully, PayPal will ease the payment process for our international customers, who voiced the strongest desire for this option. Also, we think the addition of PayPal will help those of you purchasing Wi-Fi on your mobile devices, which can be more challenging to navigate because of smaller screen sizes. Now, you can simply select the PayPal option, log in to your PayPal account, and you’re done! No additional account information required. Read the Boingo press release on PayPal. Please let us know if you have any questions. As always, we get some of our best ideas from our customers, so send us your suggestions!

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The iPad: Just a Fun Toy or a Game Changer?


When Apple pre-announced the iPad, I was disappointed at what appeared to be an iPod Touch on steroids. I didn’t understand what was so “revolutionary” and “magical” about it. Now that I’ve been using the iPad for a couple of weeks, I get it. The device does live up to the hype. In fact, I like it better for just about every online activity…watching a video, e-reading (even over the Kindle), typing out a business email, gaming or just plain web browsing. My iPad sits on the coffee table in our family room so that it’s always within reach, and I find that I prefer it to my laptop and other mobile devices (which include an iPhone and a Nexus One). It’s fun, intuitive, and magical. I love my iPad (as you can see from the photo that my wife took). So far, my only complaint about the iPad is that it’s heavy. As a lap device, it’s fine. But if it’s not resting or propped against something, it’s a bit cumbersome. I’ve read some reviews that suggest the iPad is only for certain usage scenarios such as home entertainment. I disagree. I think the iPad will eventually find its