Free Google Wi-Fi Coming to Malls
As Boingo and Google Expand Their Relationship
In addition to free Wi-Fi in Kansas City, at airports, in New York City Parks and at their Mountain View campus, Google now says they're teaming up with Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi at a number of malls across the country. Google's partnership with Boingo already brings free Wi-Fi to six New York subway stations and more than 200 Manhattan hotzones, and the companies are about to expand that coverage to include eight malls and 16 airports in major cities
, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Seattle. At airports, users will see a fifty percent discount on 24-hour access if they sign up for Google Offers.
Sea-tac already has free wi-fi maybe that why they are aiming for our malls I suppose it appeals to the shop o holics to get more ads ) "it's like beenin' on the shoppin' channel LIVE! "
for me it's yet another reason to skip the mall.
Re: Sea-tac already has free wi-fi ok and ?
Non-starter in airports As those won't be free, regardless of any discount. Airports charge a hefty premium for Boingo's physical access, and with carriers putting LTE in airports, even hard core travelers will be hard pressed to pay for wifi now.
... and which malls and airports will get them? The linked article is pretty light on specifics. These are very big cities with many malls and some have more than one airport. It would be nice to get some more details.
never fails 10 different wireless routers in the mall, all on channel 6