Several years ago I tried a Boingo prepaid account but found that I almost
never visiited one of their hotspots. I just signed up for one of their
3-month special deals to see if they work any better for me this time. I
notice a number of changes in their service, not all for the better.
In the past they provided an explicit VPN server which their customers could
use from any unsecured connection. Today I don't see any reference to VPN in
their documentation. When I asked they said it was "automatic" but wouldn't
give any details. So tell me, if Windows does not create a named connection
how can you use it? It doesn't sound right to me. vpn.boingo.com seems to
exist. I just don't seem to be able to connect to it.
I also asked if I could connect to a Boingo hotspot with my Palm T5. All I
got was a terse reply that they don't support Palm. Come on! There's lots of
ways to skin a cat. You don't have to use the connection manager to connect.
There must be another way.
So, does anyone know if it's possible for customers to directly log onto
Boingo's VPN servier like we used to be able to do? Does anyone know how to
access Boingo with a Palm?
Boingo also seems to have some very special deals for folks who want to use
their WiFi phones. Only $7.95/month for global service? Has anyone tried
this? Does this subscription restrict you to using just one device?
Unfortunately, when you call Boingo you seem to get a call center that just
reads from the script and they don't seem to have an option to e-mail your
Donald R. Newcomb
DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net
Donald Newcomb <DRNewcomb@not.attglobal.net> wrote:
> Several years ago I tried a Boingo prepaid account but found that I almost
> never visiited one of their hotspots. I just signed up for one of their
> 3-month special deals to see if they work any better for me this time. I
> notice a number of changes in their service, not all for the better.
An AT&T WiFi account might provide a broader set of sites.
I think it includes all of Boingo.
It may be free or cheap if you already have AT&T DSL service.
My account doesn't seem to be one of the ones that qualifies for free WiFi,
but my login did work at a McDonald's location.