January 5, 2011
Last year Google sponsored (to promote their Nexus One phone) free airport Wi-Fi across the U.S. They also sponsored in-flight Wi-Fi over the holidays this year. Now, Google has begun yet another Wi-Fi sponsorship campaign for 2011, this time to promote their universal iOS app. All iDevice users accessing the wireless network of Logan International Airport in Boston are now being offered 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi access in exchange for downloading Google's free app. It's a very simple deal, and is presented to the user when accessing the airport Wi-Fi. It's not being enforced very strictly, as once you accept, you're just being sent to the app's download page. Your Internet access will be activated even if you don't actually download the app. Nevertheless, it's a very nice offer and a great idea that will definitely make Google's app even more popular. Unfortunately, right now, we are unable to confirm how many other airports are making this offer. In what airports have you spotted this Google offer? Please let us know in the comments.