Wireless Internet Reviews
Boingo Wireless Wi-Fi Hotspot Service
Boingo Wireless was formed in 2001 by Sky Dayton, the founder of Internet service provider EarthLink. With Boingo’s software they are able to offer an easy use service that seamlessly integrates thousands of hotspots in to a one click system.
Boingo has many partnerships with hotspot operators around the world making roaming between Wi-Fi networks without extra charges possible.
Pros: Boingo users enjoy the benefits of easy to use software that quickly detects Boingo partners hotspots. Boingo gives you access to more than 100,000 hotspots around the world including over 500 airports and 19,000 hotels. Boingo also works on many of the leading providers Wi-Fi networks eliminating the need for accounts with different providers. This makes it a lot easier for the frequent traveler.
Cons: When you sign up for a global plan you will be limited to 3,000 minutes per month outside of North America.
Detailed Provider Information
Plans: Boingo offers 3 separate Wi-Fi plans to fit your needs. For $9.95 a month, Boingo Unlimited gives you unlimited Wi-Fi connections throughout North America. Any connections made outside North America will be subject to additional charges. With the Boingo Global plan, for $59 per month you get the full benefits of Boingo’s large worldwide network with no additional or hidden charges. However this plan is limited to 2,000 minutes outside North America. Finally there is Boingo AsYouGo. This gives you 24 hours of access to Boingo hotspots in North, South, and Central America and is billed at $7.95 per day. If you would like to use Boingo AsYouGo in the Asia Pacific region you will be billed at $9.95 per day, and in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for $19.95 per day.
Customer Service: You can reach Boingo’s customer service through a toll free number 24/7. We can also contact them by email.
Credit Check: No credit check is required.
Contract: Boingo is a monthly service that requires no further commitment.
Payment Options: Your credit or debit card will be billed automatically each month when you sign up for Boingo.
Bandwidth Restrictions: Boingo Global plans are restricted are restricted to 3000 minutes outside of the United States.
Activation Fee: The is no activation fee for this service.
Cancellation Fee: You pay monthly for Boingo’s services and it can be canceled at any time with no extra cost.
Roaming Charges: Boingo flat rate plans eliminate to need for roaming charges.
Coverage Map: Click to see a map of Boingo Wireless Wi-Fi Coverage