Free Global Boingo Wi-Fi for 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard Holders

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Just received this offer for free global wifi for 28degrees card holders.. looking at plans on boingo website looks to be the Global plan usually $39pm.

Now you can stay connected to the people and things that matter most wherever you might find yourself, with fast, free and premium quality Wi-Fi, worldwide.

Take off with Boingo.

Get ready for your next adventure. Visit redeem.boingo.com/mcsi to register and activate your complimentary Boingo account today.

Whether you're on-the-go for work or leisure, get connected more often and easier with complimentary access to over one million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world through the Boingo Wi-Finder mobile app.

Allowing you to connect up to four devices at a time, Boingo not only helps you locate nearby hotspots and get connected in just a few clicks, it also offers 24/7 customer support.

Enjoy!
Your 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard Team

Access to 1+ million hotspots worldwide
Access on up to four devices
No Wi-Fi roaming fees

Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders helps you stay connected to friends, family and your favorite content while you are on the go. As a valued Mastercard cardholder, you’ll enjoy Wi-Fi access at the fastest available speeds on Boingo networks, plus the ability to sign in to more than 1 million hotspots on 120 different partner networks worldwide at locations including airports, hotels, coffee shops, restaurants, stadiums, inflight and more.

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    site doesn't seem to be working.

  • +2 votes

    OP, you might want to remove the recipientID codes from the link

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    There is a total of 4 hot spots in WA lol.

    Looks like it might be handy in some asian countries.

  • +3 votes

    There are 6 in Adelaide including 'Novotel / Ibis / Pullman Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW' which is a vacant lot on Greenhill Road Unley, and 'Ibis Budget 63 Central Coast Highway, Gosford, NSW' which is a car park on Franklin St in the city. :-|

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      Thanks for that, I was looking for something in Gosford to test this out, sounds like their geocoding did not go so well.

  • +1 vote

    I was about to cancel my 28 Degrees…

    Guess I might hold onto a bit longer. Get this then cancel? Haha.

    • +7 votes

      why cancel?
      it's fee free isn't it..

      Only thing I don't like about it is it takes awhile for purchases to show up online etc.

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        I thought it was free for first year.

        • +9 votes

          28 degrees card is free.

          Not just the first year.

          It has been free for the 10+ years that I have had the card.

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          @petestrash:
          It doesnt have annual fee but its not fee free anymore. They charge $0.90 for each bpay you do to pay off the monthly balance.

        • +24 votes

          @yotis:

          You don't have to pay by bpay, I pay fee free by bank transfer.

        • +10 votes

          @yotis: It costs nothing to pay via their website or to have payments taken from your bank by them automatically.

        • +3 votes

          @whiffyfuzzball:

          Its embarrassing you even have to tell him that.

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          @whiffyfuzzball:

          Thanks, learn something new everyday. What do you use as the BSB and the account number? Did you use the bpay code as bsb and credit card number as the account number or is it something else?

        • +2 votes

          @yotis: If you are talking about paying via the 28 degree web portal, you enter the BSB and Account number of the account you want the payment taken from and it is just done as a bank transfer. It can take up to 3 business days to show in your account.

          If you are talking about the automatic payment, you just fill out a form with your bank details and what you want to pay (fixed amount, minimum, or balance) and it is automatically taken on the due date each month.

        • +1 vote

          @petestrash:

          Thanks pete! Just saw this comment and found the section to do the once off direct debit. :)

        • +5 votes

          @petestrash: Payment through their site is pretty confusing. I'm surprised they don't have an auto-pay feature, but I guess they want people to forget to pay before the statement date so they can charge 0.5% of the balance for the shoppers protection insurance.

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          @Daniel15: there is nothing confusing about it, literally enter BSB and account number. Set up reminder on phone to do it once a month

        • +2 votes

          @Your Friend:
          The confusing bit is you don't know the exact amount to pay because payments take forever to register and neither of the balances they show reflects the true amount. Then there's a lag in payment as in you lodge it then it can take up to 3 business days or something to process. BUT, they won't let you overpay the balance (the amount you have no idea so that you have shift the balance in $50 increments until it takes) so then you can't use your card for the last few days of month.

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          @mobo:
          oh and to add insult to injury you can't pay again for like a week. So you can't partially pay it first then do rest a little later.

        • +1 vote

          @mobo: the monthly statement says the outstanding amount, I pay that amount. Also I have overpaid the amount and it has worked fine as well.

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          @petestrash:
          Thanks again pete! I may have mis-interpreted what whiffy meant "by bank transfer", I am thinking I could scheduled the payment from within my own bank's internet banking so it will transfer automatically to 28 degree account by a certain date. Similar to how I currently schedule my Bpay but its a bank transfer.

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          @mobo:

          I usually pay a week in advance and overpay to cover my expected expenses over that period. Just checked, I'm in positive balance right now.

          Lag in payment is annoying. The "current balance" is lagged but I believe (Credit Limit - Available for Purchases) which is shown below is your correct balance, assuming all payments clear.

        • +1 vote

          @mobo: You pay the full amount at the end of your last statement,not last purchase.

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          @yotis: You can do that, but it will cost you $0.95 each payment

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          @Your Friend: It's confusing because you need to manually enter the amount to pay (there's no "pay everything off" button like most other cards), and you need to re-enter the BSB and account number every single time.

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          @Your Friend:
          Yeah I'm talking about avoiding the shoppers protection insurance not the interest. It's only 0.05% or something but hey this is ozbargain :D.

      • +5 votes

        why cancel?
        it's fee free isn't it..

        Yep it is, and I have always held the view that if a card is free then just hold it. But I would only apply this logic if you have no other plans with your credit (limits).

        Here's why I intend to cancel:

        • I now have an alternative card that waives foreign transaction fees for me - Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard. IMO, it's the better version of the 28 Degrees (basically a 28 Degrees with Travel Insurance, but a higher credit limit requirement)
        • The inability to withdraw money for "free" from a 28 Degrees was never a huge advantage to me. It meant you could only use the card (effectively) as either a Credit Card or a Debit Card but not both. This is where the Macquarie Transaction Account/ING/Citibank come into the picture.
        • The payment fees are annoying. Yes, you can avoid it by paying it online, but this requires an element of manual work as opposed to scheduling a BPay payment. Yes, a scheduled BPay payment requires work too, but it means I don't have to be available on the day it is due specifically (in the interest of maximising cash in my own account) to be able to pay it off
        • Price Protection? Use a Coles Mastercard instead. It offers a longer period of price protection (2 years vs 6 months). Don't want to pay an annual fee? There's the Coles Mastercard with no annual fee
        • So.. why not just hold 28 Degrees alongside these cards? Because I wanted to free up some credit limit to potentially apply for some other cards. That, and the Bankwest card is actually better in almost all ways.
        • From a more long-term perspective, I'm hoping DiviPay gets up and running again. This will also be another realistic alternative to the 28 Degrees and Bankwest cards for me, as it's an indirect way to earn points and get foreign transaction fees waived.

        Disadvantages of holding a Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard over the 28 Degrees?

        • Higher minimum credit limit requirement. This means it is harder to qualify for because of a higher income requirement, and means it takes up more credit limit relative to what you could have on a 28 Degrees.
    • +1 vote

      Can confirm my cancelled card works. At least for now.

  • +1 vote

    Got the email, the link works for me

  • +4 votes

    Anyone have any experience with this in Japan? is it a replacement for a SIM or just handy option for clutch Wifi?

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      Keen to know too.

    • +2 votes

      I'd say clutch wifi. Better off getting a SIM imo especially if travelling around.

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      Can anyone else also explain why Japan gets so much love on ozbargain. Just curious.

    • +2 votes

      My experience when I was in Japan 2 years ago was a mixed to poor and barely better than just finding random free wifi. There was loads of places it was supposed to work but routinely didn't work properly, wouldn't load or just outright crashed. Worst still the main reason I paid for it was for the bullet trains. They have this weird thing where it's free wifi…. as long as you've paid someone else for it…and it simply refused to log in no matter how many times I attempted to connect or reset my phone.

      I think my boingo experience was really summed up by when I went to cancel they asked me for my feedback and when I hit the submit button their website crashed.

  • +3 votes

    Legend! For those asking, it's WiFi hotspots around the world. We've all seen the boingo hotspot and thought "I'm not paying for that".. Well that stays true, but gives plenty of options nkw!
    (currently in europe, and etihad allows boingo in flight, wish I had this on the way over, but at least have it for the way back).

    Is there any data limit? Read all their FAQs and other general info, and can't find anything about caps or data limits?? (maybe one mention of 2000mins a month based on the $35 plan?)

    • +1 vote

      FAQs state:

      Q. What is this benefit and how does this work?

      A. The Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit allows…you unlimited access to premium Wi-Fi at: •Over 1 million global hotspots…You can enjoy simultaneous worldwide access for up to four devices without worrying about data caps or roaming fees.

      There's also a EULA, which would undoubtedly have a 'reasonable use' clause.

      Also, the Program Details state:

      This benefit is non-transferable and may be terminated for breach of any terms or conditions, as well as for abuse of your Boingo Mastercard Wi-Fi account.

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    includes free wifi in the air

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      Which airlines use Boingo internet?
      Boingo Internet is not available on airlines. They used to have a partnership that allowed their members to access the internet on planes equipped with GoGo Internet, but that partnership was terminated in 2014.

      I tried looking further and they said around 2011 they formed a partnership with Gogo, but it was just a means to sign in without creating a new account, and you still had to pay for the plane wifi.

  • +1 vote

    Didn't get email but was eligible anyway. Thanks RogueWolf.

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    can someone with check if its all MASTERCARD,S looking at the landing page only says mastercards so may be all types

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone know which airlines offer free wifi in the air via this offer?
    (I can't seem to find mention of it)

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    Not useful for my next destination, but the hotspots are all over Japan which is good.

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      Yes, even tiny villages on small islands in Japan have these premium hotspots. Changes travel communication in Japan for me👍

  • +1 vote

    FAQs
    Key FAQs:

    You can enjoy simultaneous worldwide access for up to four devices without worrying about data caps or roaming fees.

    The benefit is good until your card is cancelled or closed.

    Boingo service is available on many airlines around the world. Service is usually available on long haul International flights offered by JAL, American Airlines, Lufthansa and many more. There is no guarantee that each aircraft or route flown will have Wi-Fi service, so you will need to manually check for service.

    Program details
    EULA
    Customer Agreement
    Privacy Policy

    Online agreement/form is below:

    Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard® Cardholders
    Congratulations! You’re Eligible

    You are eligible for Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders as a benefit of your Mastercard. By registering below eligible cardholders can enjoy:
     One membership, at no additional cost
     Access to 1+ million hotspots worldwide
     Access on up to four devices
     No Wi-Fi roaming fees

    Certain terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. See the Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders Program Details and FAQs.

    To enroll in Boingo Wi-Fi, please create a username and password. After you create a username and password, you can download the Boingo Wi-Finder app for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices so you can log into Boingo hotspots seamlessly. However, you can also log into Boingo hotspots using your username and password if you are unable to download the app.

    First Name
    Last Name
    Email Address
    Create Username
    Create PasswordMust be at least 6 characters long

    Boingo uses your personal information to create your account and to provide its Wi-Fi services to you. Boingo uses your information strictly in accordance with the Boingo Privacy Policy.

    I agree to Boingo's End User License Agreement, Customer Agreement and Privacy Policy.

    Any paid subscription plans associated with existing Boingo accounts will not be automatically canceled. If you already have a Boingo subscription plan, please create a new account to receive your complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi access. If you'd like to cancel existing paid subscription plans, go here.

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    If it's free, you're the product…

    • +9 votes

      I've sold myself so many times already it
      no longer hurts😞

      But this time it's a free CC with fee free purchases at an attractive exchange rate - NOW with free international Wi-Fi😀

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        yea, I wonder sometimes with the free product, whether there is a "by accepting this, you also sell your soul to us" clause … :p

        • +1 vote

          You don't sell your soul to them, you lose more money than you would have otherwise as the effects of tracking and marketing manifest themselves.

    • +1 vote

      …or your CC provider is covering the cost.

  • +5 votes

    Good for NYC. Essentially the entire of Manhattan is covered by Boingo.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks…signed up…Might come in handy.

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    lol the android apop reviews are terrible

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    The 28 Degrees website provides a link to the redemption page too. There're some query parameters on the end of the URL.

    Enjoy fast, premium quality Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide.

    Cardholders simply visit 28degreescard/boingo.com to register and activate their complimentary Boingo account

  •  

    Reading the comments on Android app said 8 out 10 times it doesn't work…

  • +3 votes

    Great for travel, like the 28degrees card👍

    Coverage about OK for Sydney (149 in CBD, 140 nearby) less so elsewhere in Oz (Melb 5 CBD, 31 around Preston, Brisbane 2 CBD
    only😞).

    But thousands in Tokyo, Osaka, even Kyoto🇯🇵 - hotspots even in small villages! Great for next trip😀

    Also available in China (hundreds in Beijing). But none in Yangon, Myanmar😞

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      You'll have a great time in Myanmar anyway. Local SIMs cost $10 per 1GB which was good at the time. That was two and a half years ago.

      • +3 votes

        Volunteered (training) in a small village on my travels in 2012. It's great being accepted by the friendly locals. ATMs were just being introduced. So wondered if this service would be available in that Socialist backwater - I doubted it.

        Glad you enjoyed your travels.

        Had a more disturbing than good time there (military killings, bodies…). Was with a British journalist (he, like many foreigners I met, was an illegal at the time) on the Irrawaddy when I spotted a corpse - I was warned I had not seen it! Met Aung San Suu Kyi in my best longyi (group meeting) at the first International Writers festival. Many writers had been jailed in terrible conditions. Censorship in writing was abolished as I flew in. No one knew if attending the conference may mean arrest. And then there was the killing of minority groups… Loved the people, hated the problems. I cried a lot on my return.

        But back to the deal😀

  • +1 vote

    Perfect!

  • +1 vote

    Awesome, thanks. Signed up and should come in handy for upcoming Hawaii trip, 1200 odd spots in honolulu. Looks like even the rural areas of Nara that we frequently visit has some cover.

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    yeh got this email - wasnt sure what it was but said it was $10/month service for free so signed up. Now that I see it on ozbargain with positive votes on it - i know it must be a proper deal then! thanks for the feedback ozbargain

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    Not that I have tested but this seems to be for all “world mastercards” https://www1.mastercard.com/content/mc/offer-exchange/world/...

    There are a number of other cards like Travelex money card and cash passport which also appear to be eligible

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