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I finished my season three weeks ago, but that didn’t mean I had no more events on the calendar. In fact, my schedule was loaded with trips and events. First off was an Olympic race in Santa Barbara. Then we’d be off to Kona – not to race this year, but as spectators. We planned to hurry home from the Big Island in time to participate in the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) event in San Diego, followed by the Tram Challenge in Palm Springs the week after. And the list of activities went on and on. But those plans came to a screeching halt in the blink of an eye. Remember that Olympic race in Santa Barbara? Well, that’s where the unraveling began with a bike collision one mile from T2. Fortunately, the other rider was unharmed. Me…. not so much. I’m sitting here today with four fractures in my pelvis, which means no weight-bearing for 4-6 weeks. If you are an athlete or live with one, you know that hearing this is like a death sentence. Now, this most certainly is an exaggeration, but in the first moments after hearing these words, that’s what it feels like. And, in

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Introducing Boingo Wi-Finder for Windows 8


If you’ve recently made the switch to Windows 8 on your laptop, ultrabook, and/or tablet, we’ve got your Wi-Fi needs covered with our latest Boingo Wi-Finder release!
We hope you’ll enjoy our sleek new design that embraces the “metro-style” look and feel as well as a few new features we’ve included to sweeten the Boingo experience on Windows 8 devices. Continue reading

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Apple Unveils iPhone 5: What Will It Mean for User Data Consumption?


As expected, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5 yesterday, along with refreshed iPods and an iTunes makeover. But will faster processing and the retina display lead users to burn through their data plans and rack up expensive overage charges? Continue reading

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New Wi-Finder App for iOS Can Help Users Save Money!


Our newest update to the iOS Wi-Finder app includes a cellular data usage tracker that helps you figure out how much data you use over both cellular and Wi-Fi during a month, and calculates what your savings is for using Wi-Fi instead of cellular based on information you enter about your monthly cellular data allotment and cost of going over that allotment. Continue reading

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What’s in Your Bag? Check out CNET’s Smartphone Accessory Guide for Globetrotters


We love this guide that CNET put together, and we’re honored by their shout-out to Boingo Wi-Finder, our award-winning app that connects you to Wi-Fi at 500,000+ Boingo hotspots and thousands of free locations worldwide. Plus, our iOS version includes FREE Boingo Security VPN, which keeps your data safe and sound by encrypting your connection over open Wi-Fi networks. Continue reading

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America’s Favorite Travel Companion: Mobile Devices


A recent Intel study found that Americans are so emotionally connected to their mobile devices that they’re willing to sacrifice personal comfort, hygiene and appearance to keep their device close. The study also found that young adults are happier when traveling with their devices, but are more concerned than ever about their data and device security. Read on to learn more about America’s mobile device love, and ways to protect a beloved device while traveling this summer. Continue reading

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Never Worry About Data Security Again: Introducing Boingo’s Free Security VPN for iOS


Savvy Wi-Fi citizens should not only be on the lookout for fast and nearby hotspots, but also be sure to lock down a secure Internet connection. Accessing open Wi-Fi signals can expose you to hackers, malware, and viruses, which can put private information at risk. At Boingo, we don’t want you to worry about practicing Internet safety, so we’ve developed a handy solution for you – Boingo Security VPN! Continue reading

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Like Boingo’s Wi-Finder App? Nominate Us For Best iPhone Travel App!


  If you’ve been using Boingo’s Wi-Finder app to access hotspots on your Apple iOS device, would you do us the honor of nominating Boingo for Best iPhone Travel App for About.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards? Our aim with Wi-Finder for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is to help you find and connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, whether you’re around town or traveling on the road. We also want to help you keep down your monthly smartphone bill by offering you the option of connecting to Wi-Fi so you don’t run the risk of surpassing your cellular monthly megabyte limit and/or racking up roaming fees. So if Wi-Finder is doing its job for you, we’d be grateful if you took a minute to nominate Boingo. Click here to get started. Simply login through Facebook or About.com and cast y our vote. Many thanks!

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!


Dear Boingo Customers, Friends and Family, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! As we wind down 2011, I thought I’d take a moment to express gratitude, reflect on the year, and reinforce our 2012 efforts as a company. On behalf of the Boingo team, thank you for supporting the company. Boingo is fortunate to have a customer community who celebrates our successes, engages with us through our social channels, and provides feedback for improvement. Your involvement is a big motivator in our efforts to deliver the best Wi-Fi service possible. 2011 was quite a year for Boingo, most notably because of our IPO in May. This year also marked our ten-year anniversary. The past decade has flown by, and I’m proud we’ve built a sustainable company for the long term. In 2011, we also made great strides toward our strategic goals. We grew from 200,000+ to 400,000+ Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide through existing and new partnerships. We deployed additional Boingo-operated networks in new types of venues including stadiums, malls and restaurants. We launched Wi-Finder, an app that helps you find and connect to free and Boingo hotspots. We expanded our portfolio of gadgets we support. We introduced more flexible Wi-Fi plans and payment options. We

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Boingo AsYouGo: Wi-Fi For The Intermittent Traveler


Here at Boingo, when we talk about keeping the traveling community connected, we’re not just referring to road warriors – we also count the good folks who travel occasionally. Our engineers, for example, only wander away from their code for a rare business trip or a much-needed vacation. That’s why we offer Boingo AsYouGo, a pay-per-connection Wi-Fi option to cover you on those sporadic trips. We aim to provide a top-notch Internet experience whether you Boingo frequently or every once in a while. To that end, we’ve listed five tips below for getting the most out of Boingo AsYouGo. 1. Access Boingo AsYouGo On Any Compatible Device Boingo AsYouGo can be used on any Boingo compatible device, including: laptops, tablets, smartphones and eReaders. You can sign up either on our website before you hit the road or at any of the locations we manage and operate (just open the browser when you’re at the hotspot). Rates vary by region. 2. Connect For 24 Hours on One Device at One Location Boingo AsYouGo gives you online access for twenty-four continuous hours on one device at one location. So say you’re at the airport on a ridiculously long layover. The one-time AsYouGo