Here is some good news for Sprint subscribers who fly a lot -- the major wireless carrier has just struck a deal with Boingo Wireless in order to provide free Wi-Fi for its customers in airports across the United States.
This means that all Sprint subscribers with Wi-Fi ready mobile devices will now be able to connect to Wi-Fi service provider Boingo's wireless networks in specific airports in the country. As soon as the Sprint device of the subscriber is within range, it will connect automatically and seamlessly to the Wi-Fi network.
Sprint is making the deal available in 35 airports in the US. The full list includes:
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Billings LOgan International Airport (BIL)
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
Bob Hope Airport - Burbank, CA (BUR
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT
Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LaGuardia International Airport - Central Terminal (LGA)
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
Memphis International Airport (MEM)
Miami International Airport (MIA)
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
Minneapolis St Paul International Airport (MSP)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
Eppley Airfield Omaha International Airport (OMA)
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX)
T F Green - Providence, RI (PVD)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
South Bend Regional Airport (SBN)
Louisville International Airport (SDF)
Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL)
Stewart International Airport (SWF)
Traverse City/Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)
What is great about this deal is that the Wi-Fi data use is not only free, but also unlimited. Plus, it will not count against the subscribers' Sprint plan's data allowance. The carrier views its new partnership deal with Boingo Wireless as something that provides a very valuable complementary layer to its existing range of services. More importantly, the deal enables subscribers to have a better wireless experience in more locations, which now includes airports.
As for subscribers who own devices that are Passpoint enabled, Sprint advises that they should be able to connect to Boingo's Passpoint Secure networks for WPA2 enterprise grade encryption, and enjoy an even more secure Wi-Fi connection.
For most mobile users, data use is normally done through cellular networks. But cellular networks are often prone to heavy data traffic and network congestion. That is why Sprint's airport Wi-Fi deal is such a good alternative option for its subscribers. It gives them an opportunity to use their mobile data for free (and unlimited to boot) while waiting to board their planes.
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