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Travel Tip: Sprint customers get free access to Boingo WiFi at 35 airports

boingoAs most travelers know, cell phone service in major airports can be spotty at best, or nonexistent at worst. Free WiFi at airports is also getting harder and harder to come by, forcing most travelers to shell out some cash if they want access to data on their devices.

Sprint is seeking to change that, at least a little, in a relatively new agreement it announced last month with Boingo Wireless, a leading WiFi provider at airports and on aircraft around the country. Now Sprint devices within proximity of a Boingo hotspot can automatically connect to the WiFi network, without the user having to do anything – everything will be automatically authenticated, and the users won’t have to pay anything.

Right now, this free service is available at 35 airports around the country:

  • AUS – Austin Bergstrom International Airport
  • BIL – Billings Logan International Airport
  • BNA – Nashville International Airport
  • BOS – Boston Logan International Airport
  • BUF – Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  • BUR – Bob Hope Airport – Burbank CA
  • BWI – Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • CLT – Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport
  • DAL – Dallas Love Field
  • DSM- Des Moines International Airport
  • DTW – Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  • EWR – Newark Liberty International Airport
  • JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • LAX – Los Angeles International Airport
  • LGA – LaGuardia International Airport – Central Terminal
  • MDW – Chicago Midway Airport
  • MEM – Memphis International Airport
  • MIA – Miami International Airport
  • MKE – General Mitchell International Airport
  • MSP – Minneapolis St. Paul Intl Airport
  • OAK – Oakland International Airport
  • OKC – Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport
  • OMA – Eppley Airfield Omaha Intl Airport
  • ORD – Chicago OHare International Airport
  • PHX – Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport
  • PVD – T F Green – Providence RI
  • RDU – RaleighDurham International Airport
  • SAN – San Diego International Airport
  • SBN – South Bend Regional Airport
  • SDF – Louisville International Airport
  • SMF – Sacramento International Airport
  • SNA – John Wayne Airport
  • STL – Lambert St. Louis International Airport
  • SWF – Stewart International Airport
  • TVC – Traverse CityCherry Capital Airport

Additionally, Sprint customers who have a Passpoint-enabled device will be able to enjoy greater security through enterprise-grade encryption. Sounds like a win-win for Sprint customers, who will now be able to connect in more places, and for Sprint, who can use this to attract frequently flyers.

Have you used Sprint and Boingo’s free WiFi service yet?

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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2 thoughts on “Travel Tip: Sprint customers get free access to Boingo WiFi at 35 airports

  • Avatar of Sandhya Mohan

    Does one have to install anything if you are a sprint customer to connect to boingo hotspot 2.0?

    • I believe that’s part of the Sprint Spot package they push with their 12 or so packages. I’m not sure, but my phone auto connected to some hotspots in the airport that were absolutely terrible.

      I’d be strolling along on good LTE and suddenly hit terrible WiFi and have to disable it to continue. These hotspots were never anything I’d chosen to connect to in the past.


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