Mile High Wi-Fi News: Free Gogo Access, More Boingo Flexibility

by  Molly Fergus | Aug 3, 2011
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We missed this memo yesterday, but apparently August 2, 2011 was Wi-Fi Day, so dubbed because the date’s digits (8/02/11) make up the standard IEEE code for Wi-Fi connections: 802.11.

Even if that number is foreign to you (guilty as charged), we’ve rounded up some in-the-sky Wi-Fi news in belated honor of the holiday, which we can only presume the rest of the world celebrated February 8, 2011.

Free Delta Wi-Fi Code: Score free in-flight Wi-Fi on Delta all month long with code DIETCOKEGOGO (a one-time, 24-hour connection usually costs $12.95). The airline uses Gogo for cruising altitude connections, so rumor has it that the code could work on other Gogo-enabled planes. We haven’t flown anywhere in the last three days, so report back if you’ve tested this out.

Use Boingo on Two Devices: As of yesterday, Boingo users may connect to any two devices on one plan. Although this is convenient if you’re carrying a few devices around – say a smartphone and a laptop – it’s even more useful for families or friends who want to split the connection fees. It costs $5 to add each additional device.

Free Alaska Airlines Wi-Fi: Pay nothing to connect any smartphone or iPod touch to Wi-Fi on Alaska Air now through the end of September. Wi-Fi on the airline’s portable digEplayer entertainment system is also free (rentals from $6 to $12, depending on the length of the flight).

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