Google's free WiFi expands, but is still Android and PC only

Google's free WiFi expands, but is still Android and PC only
In past years, Google has offered free WiFi over the holiday season in partnership with Boingo, but this year it has been a summer deal, and one that has excluded all devices other than PCs and Androids from the free connection. The deal is almost done, but that isn't stopping Boingo and Google from expanding it to more locations. 

The deal is ending at the end of this month, but it has now been expanded and is available at over 4,000 locations around the US, including 15 major airports like New York’s JFK Airport, Chicago O’Hare, and Seattle-Tacoma airport. Unfortunately, the hotspots aren't open to just anyone. You have to have either a Windows or Mac PC or an Android device, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry are not supported. 

The deal is actually a partnership with Boingo and Google Play, not just plain old Google, and supposedly there will be access to "free content" as part of the deal. It isn't clear though if that means free Google Play content or not, but given Google's love of free stuff, it wouldn't surprise us. 

source: The Next Web



1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

This is why I love Google. They care about making the user happy.

6. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Interesting, I only own BOTH of these. 5 PC's and 3 Androids. Thanks Google.

2. vicorama

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"The User..." hahaha that gives me flashbacks of Tron 2

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hehehehe, LOL........any whooo how does one use this "free service"

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

no serious, how do i use this?

4. MeoCao unregistered

This is the difference btn Google and Apple, Apple would charge for everything they offer.

7. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Google: Lets put up ads in every browsing page once this hits a critical mass & its a great tool for us to track user too!

8. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Google please give us free internet worldwide!!! :) In return, we will exclusively use gmail, google search, google maps, google translate... and whatever you want us to use to expand your database of information! :) fair deal, right?

10. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

hmmm..... im already using all of those......

9. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I hope google makes the whole world a wi-fi hotspot.

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