NYC, San Francisco to Get Free Boingo Wi-Fi Courtesy of Microsoft
October 8, 2012 8:57 PM
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Microsoft is kicking off a huge October with free Wi-Fi access on opposite U.S. coasts
October is a big month for Microsoft. The Redmond, Washington-based company is launching two major operating systems --
Windows Phone 8
share a common codebase
. Microsoft is hoping to continue its dominance in the PC operating system market with Windows 8, while it is looking to get more than the
few table scraps its gets now
in the smartphone space with Windows Phone 8.
To help promote the two OS launches, Microsoft is sponsoring free Wi-Fi access via Boingo wireless hotspots in San Francisco and New York City. The service will be available in:
Six Manhattan subway stations as of today
200 Manhattan "hotzones" beginning November 1
Numerous San Francisco landmarks including Union Square, Nob Hill, and Fisherman's Wharf
The free promotion will last from now until the end of 2012.
“Microsoft’s sponsorship of Wi-Fi in New York and San Francisco is a testament to the targeted reach and deep engagement Boingo’s Cloud Nine advertising network delivers,” said Dawn Callahan, VP of Consumer Marketing for Boingo Wireless. “Our Wi-Fi sponsorships deliver meaningful advertiser content to key consumer audiences, help partner venues meet their revenue needs, and keep people connected from subway station to city center.”
Windows 8 will
launch on October 26
in a variety of desktops, notebooks, tablets, and convertible PCs. Windows Phone 8 will
launch on October 29
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RE: Put it on the trains!!!!! ...and make it free!
10/9/2012 1:29:42 PM
People will find something to complain about in all situations.
Tell you what, you can pay boingo $8/month and I'll "suffer" through a few more ads and save that $96/year. Hopefully I don't die from the extra ads I see during the short wait at the train station. We all know how terrible those are.
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