Google to offer free wifi at 47 airports, MCO included, til after first of year

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  1. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/10/technology/Google_free_wifi_airports/index.htm

    Here is a list of the airports slated.. from http://www.freeholidaywifi.com/

     
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  3. ExPirateShopGirl

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    Keep in mind that many (if not most/all) of these airports already HAD free wifi available to passengers. Google is just underwriting the cost of the Wifi connection in order to place advertisements on the connection welcome pages when passengers connect.
     
  4. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    Is BWI free normally? I guess I've never tried to connect there...
     
  5. NotUrsula

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    FTR, STL is not normally free. It's $7.95/day via Concourse Communications, or you can use your mobile phone account if you have a modem setup.

     
  6. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

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    MCO and PIT have been free for a long time.
     
  7. ironz

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    AUS and SEA were not free.
     
  8. ExPirateShopGirl

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    Speaking of the free wi-fi promotion mentioned above that began today... a very pleasant Virgin America station manager handed me a "I hooked up @ 35,000 ft" :lmao: t-shirt as I wandered near one of their gates this afternoon. Apparently passengers traveling today were getting these in addition to free wi-fi onboard.

    All in a day's work..
     
  9. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    I was going to post MCO has had free WIFI for awhile. I take my netbook with me and use it easily at MCO, as recently as last month.
     
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    CLT has had free wifi normally, too.

    For airports not on the list that normally charge, check your ISP or telecom providers. I have a Verizon DSL and my monthly fee includes free wifi at Verizon hotspots (I think ORD was the first paid airport one I used that was covered under this benefit).
     
  11. tedhowe

    tedhowe Dad to Grace and Joy

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    Ahh... it figures. We have a trip in January PHL to MCO... PHL is not one of the airports, but with an early morning flight, I didn't mind not having the free WiFi.

    The return flight from MCO is mid-afternoon, and since we are doing DME, we will be there a bit early... BUT our return flight is 1/16 and this ends on 1/15.

    Oh well.. for everyone else who can take advantage, enjoy the free Google-ish WiFi goodness.
     

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