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Free Global Wi-Fi for 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard Holders @ Boingo (1 Million+ Hotspots Worldwide)

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Posted almost a year ago by RogueWolf and a great reminder of this freebie, especially for overseas travellers. Enjoy, and Happy Easter to you all :)

Connect to Boingo Wi-Fi at airports, hotels, coffee shops, malls, convention centers, stadiums and more using the Boingo Wi-Finder app, Boingo Passpoint, or Roaming Login. Unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi access, connect 4 of your devices, 1 million+ hotspots worldwide.

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  • +5 votes

    I miss 28degrees, aka WatchNerd, aka Miguel Sanchez

    • +1 vote

      What's the:

      1. Min. Credi-Limit?
      2. Min. Income req'd
        to Get a "28 Degree" cr card?

      Thanks

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        Lol. How come you are asking me?

        • +1 vote

          I was asking the group,
          in this Forum. Sorry…

          • +12 votes

            @DisabledUser40191: It's almost as if it takes effort to actually not know this.

  • +4 votes

    I can confirm it works great and has been really helpful at several airpots in India where WiFi is "free" with 30MB cap. :S

    • +4 votes

      LOL. I need a larger monitor… I first read that as 'helpful at several armpits in india'.

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    Hotspots in sapporo japan was a bit hit and miss but defo very helpful if you dont have a roaming/prepaid sim when it does work.

    • -1 vote

      Yea, I recently tried it in South East Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand) and it was hot and miss

      • -1 vote

        South East Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand) and it was hot and miss

        *moist

        FTFY :D

  • +26 votes

    Travelled through about 10 to 15 countries in Europe last year and this wasn't helpful even once. Tried often, but just have to be in the right place at the right time and also hope that the access point actually works. Can imagine it being useful if you happen to be in a hotel with bad wifi and manage to snag onto a nearby one of these hotspots… otherwise, you can't rely on it. At least it's free!

    • +11 votes

      This.

      Boingo is complete arse. Don't believe (or buy into) the hype.

      https://au.trustpilot.com/review/boingo.com
      https://www.yelp.com/biz/boingo-wireless-los-angeles-3

    • +1 vote

      In Italy right now and can confirm it's absolutely useless, in Rome and south of the country. Also tried at both Istanbul and Singapore airport, and it was useless at both places as well which was a bit of a surprise.

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      Spot on - too unreliable that you need a sim card anyway. Don't think I've managed to connect reliably yet through it.

      No luck with Telstra Air either, which I had to uninstall as Wifi would lock onto their spots that were crap compared to 4G.

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    Perfect timing. In Bali at the moment so will give it a go

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      And was unable to connect to anything.

      Tried multiple times at multiple hot spots but no luck.
      Uninstall

  • -3 votes

    My master debit card is not eligible.

    • +4 votes

      The 28 Degrees platinum card is a credit card.

      • +1 vote

        Ow I see. Ta

  • +18 votes

    Tried a number of places last year and it was rubbish. Every where boingo identified was free anyway eg. Airports.

    Nothing on the streets

    Even when it did work, it was flakey at best. For me, wasn't worth the app

    • +3 votes

      +1. Very sketchy access and absolutely woeful speeds for the most part.
      It was seriously the equivalent of dialup access. (Used it in England, France, Poland, Germany). Only handy to do a restaurant lookup or quick web search.
      You're better off using a McD's / Starbucks hotspot.

  • +5 votes

    I tried it around Little Saigon and Disneyland in California in Oct18 and it sucked.. could never connect.

  • +5 votes

    Worked with all the CSL hotspots in Hong Kong e.g. at all the MTR stations. However, you really need to be in one spot. Not great if you are moving about as you inevitably are when catching the metro.

  • +2 votes

    meh, id rather have free withdrawals.

  • +1 vote

    And this has 81 upvotes? How is it possible?

    • +1 vote

      Supposedly can work with free inflight WiFi on certain airlines including Singapore Airlines, but depends on plane model and whether it uses the Panasonic system. If so would well be worth it.

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        I've used it quite a bit in the US, think it was on American Airlines. I thought it was fantastic!

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          Agreed! Great to have free wifi through this deal on a recent AA JFK-LAX flight. Pity Boingo wasn't accepted on the international leg (which used Panasonic).

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        There's something worrying about a person who has a link to a photo of sheep close to hand.

        • +1 vote

          Have lots of Kiwi friends… Need pics to make them feel at home.

      • +10 votes

        Depends how much you value things. Time? Patience? Would rather spend a few dollars on a local sim than rely on this. No offence to anyone unless you’re the ceo Of boingo

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          *especially if you're the ceo?

  • +4 votes

    Tried this in Singapore recently at two different spots and both didn't work. Its useless.

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    Tried on USA and South America, only place that worked was in Lima airport, would be hard to believe anyone that actually pays any money for their service.

  • -1 vote

    Tried to use this OS at multiple locations. Doesn’t work. Don’t waste your time.

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    Use in the US over xmas, came in pretty handy in some places, speed was good.

  • +3 votes

    Tried it in Hong Kong & Japan, pretty much useless (connection issues) and the connection speed was terrible even when it connected. It's free so try it out but definitely not worth paying for lol

  • +8 votes

    Boingo is useless, used it before. Stay away

    • +1 vote

      Agreed, the app on Android is useless. On the Boingo website it shows hundreds of locations in Perth city but the phone app in the city shows only four.
      Of these three one lot is grouped together as two and when clicked on to zoom in, they disappear and shows none.
      Ive tried this in several countries with almost no success.

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    Useful a bit when i went to thailand. I bought a local sim card as well but i left it with my parents just in case we get separated . Decent amount of locations.

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    Isn't really '1 million+' when they include WiFi hotspots that are already free

  • +1 vote

    Used Boingo (not this deal) in Hawaii and it was great. Wifi in most places

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    How many people have turned off the default auto update phone when in range of WiFi? Not many I recon. For this reason public WiFi will always struggle.

  • +4 votes

    Was recently in Tokyo, couldn't find a single hot spot outside of the normal free areas (stations, airports, cafes, restaurants)

    Deleted.

  • +1 vote

    1 Million+ Hot and Cold spots Worldwide….was an exciting offer when launched but practicality turns it into a limp offer.

  • +2 votes

    Spent twenty minutes trying to connect in Manhattan when my phone died (I had a back up phone). If you're on holidays your time is very precious and considering a sim is about $50 for a month, not worth relying on these free WiFi s.

  • +3 votes

    Agree with some of the negative posts here. Used it in Los Angeles and Tokyo last year - rarely worked.

    The Android app never seems to do that auto-connection thing and networks with full bars would never connect.

    Good to have if you are in an emergency and need to get something, but getting a local SIM/pocket WIFI would be much more useful.

    • +4 votes

      I had an emergency in LAX where the hotel wifi was flaky by the pool.
      Boigo came to my rescue so I could instagram my tootsies in the pool.
      A close call.

  • +2 votes

    Used this on a very long Etihad flight. Was amazing to have WiFi on the plane

    • +1 vote

      Same thing. It was great!

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    I agree along with most of the comments- tried it in Paris and Spain last year and it did not work. However I did not try it at the airport as I used the airport free wifi

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    Used this quite a bit in Europe and Australia. ESP good at airports I find. Not everywhere but enough to make it worth having the free app.

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    Tried in Bali and worked at some restaurants, shopping center or at the airport

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    2 weeks in Japan and it only worked a couple of times and those times it cut off after a couple of minutes and would not connect again. I will never consider using it again as it's complete rubbish.

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    Travelled around Asia and found no way to actually use this as no hotspots seemed to work. Meh.

    Better to just get a Starhub roaming sim.

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    Works on some edihad airways flights where wifi available. Free wifi along the whole flight, yeah!!! The card is cancelled thought a while ago.