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Find your hotspot with Boingo for Windows 8

Boingo is a Wi-Fi service that has over 600,000 commercial hotspots around the globe. If you are a Boingo subscriber, the company has recently released a hotspot finder for your Windows 8 device. From Windows 8 laptops to tablets, the Boingo Wi-Finder app will help you find the closest Boingo hotspot in your area.

The Boingo Wi-Finder can be set to alert users when they near Boingo hotspot and an auto-login feature can be enabled for quick, seamless connections.

The map view (provided by Bing) of the Wi-Finder lets you filter hotspots, search for hotspots, pull up the hotspot details and generate directions on how to get to the hotspot.

Boingo Wi-Fi plans start in the neighborhood of $7.95 for smartphones/tablets and $9.95 for laptops. You can find all the details and fine print on the Boingo Wi-Fi service here at Boingo's website.

The Boingo Wi-Finder app is free and you can find it here in the Windows 8 Store.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • First, just for Giggles. And Boingo is awesome!
  • Don't you need Wi-Fi to use it though? I guess if you have LTE built into your device. Makes more sense to me on the phone.
  • Right!! This should be released for WP so it would at least be useful.. Lets download it and suggest they make a WP app in the review section.
  • Yeah, this isn't much use to me on W8.  It'd be great on WP8, though.
  • I know this is for W8, but 2013 is turning out to be the best year for big name apps to come to WP!
  • But nothng for Windows RT. :(
  • Why should it not work on RT?
    "Supported processors x86, x64, ARM"
  • You are correct it is available for RT. My fault for just looking at there website where I did not see Windows RT listed. (Reminds self to check App store next time) ;)
  • It's great to find WiFi spots, but all the WiFi hotspots listed on their site in my area (Mendocino County, Northwestern California) are free, why would I need to pay them for access?  Most WiFi hotspots around NorCal are free, VERY few charge (it's usually the overpriced, upscale hotels).
  • I got your hotspot right here baby. lol
  • Don't need this because my cable company gives me free WiFi using there speed is fast. Also boingo owner who created this company is a scientology dork.