3 Easy Steps to Free Boingo Wi-Fi Access With AMEX Platinum & Starwood Cards

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3 Easy Steps to Free Boingo Wi-Fi Access With AMEX Platinum & Starwood Cards

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There are more than a million Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.  They’re at many airports, hotels, cafes, and restaurants.  Usually, you have to pay to connect.

But certain AMEX credit cards can get you a free Boingo Wi-Fi membership!

This includes cards like The Business Platinum® Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card.  This perk can definitely save you money!  Plus, you’ll have access to high-speed internet!

Get Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Access With Certain American Express Cards

I’ll tell you which AMEX cards are eligible and how to activate free Boingo Wi-Fi!

Free Boingo Wi-Fi

Link:   Boingo Wi-Fi

Link:   Register for Free Boingo Wi-Fi With Your Eligible American Express Card

Folks with certain AMEX credit cards can register for the free Boingo American Express Preferred Plan.  This plan includes:

  • Access to 1 million hotspots worldwide, including 200+ airports
  • Access on up to 4 devices
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi access at global hotspots

To register, you’ll need one of these cards:

This perk can be great for folks who travel.  Because you’ll have lots of places to find Wi-Fi.  And you won’t have to worry about roaming charges on your personal device.

Plus, it can save you money.  Because airport Wi-Fi can be expensive!  For example, purchasing a Boingo Wi-Fi plan can cost ~$39 per month.

It’s easy to activate your free membership.  Just follow these 3 simple steps!

Step 1.   Enter Your Eligible AMEX Card Number

First, visit the Boingo AMEX Preferred Plan site and enter your eligible AMEX credit card number.

Enter Your Eligible AMEX Platinum or Starwood Card Number

Step 2.   Register for Boingo

Next, you can register for a Boingo account.

Enter Your Name and Create a Username and Password to Use Boingo

Keep in mind, if you already have a Boingo account, you will NOT be able to link your existing account to a Boingo AMEX Preferred Plan.  Instead, you’ll have to create a new account.

Step 3.   Confirm Your Registration

You’re all set!  You’ll also get an email confirmation once your account has been verified.

All Done! Now You Can Connect to More Than 1 Million Boingo Wi-Fi Hotspots!

To find Wi-Fi hotspots, you can search online or download the Boingo Wi-Finder app to your PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad, or Android device.

Stay tuned for a future post with tips for using the Wi-Finder app!

Bottom Line

You can access Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots for free if you have a personal, Mercedes-Benz, or small business American Express Platinum card or a Starwood Preferred Guest personal or small business card.

But you have to activate your membership!

It only takes a few minutes to sign-up.  And it’s worth it because you’ll be able to connect to over a million Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots for free!

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Thank you! I didn’t realize what a value this was until I told my husband (who travels a ton). So with my new Platinum biz card, I signed up in a minute. Then thought… I wonder if I could sign my hub on my SPG card? Worked like a charm. I used his email and gave him a different user ID and password. Now we both have it. Once again – Daraius thank you 🙂

Million Mile Secrets

I”m delighted that you both have free internet while traveling! Thanks for sharing how this post impacted you personally – I love reading those stories!

Great tip – many thanks!

Million Mile Secrets

Glad you found it useful.

Kathleen Stafford

Worst benefit change Starwood has made in past years is free Boingo in place of Lounge Club membership. Many options for free Wi-Fi, Boingo often not available if other things aren’t either. I have found it to be a useless benefit, while I used the Lounge Club benefit often.

Million Mile Secrets

I hear your frustration at having a benefit you don’t use often!

Very useful info. Thanks. If I register now for free Boingo membership and cancel my spg card in march, when will the free membership expire?

Million Mile Secrets

Good question. And I’m not entirely sure about that.

Great info and thanks for sharing! I had no idea about this perk. I have a Starwood Preferred Guest Card and just registered. This will come in very handy on some trips in the new few months! Trying to find good WiFi at airports can definitely be frustrating so this will we a welcomed change.

Million Mile Secrets

I hear you! I love it when I don’t have to pay for internet at airports. And the “free” internet at airports is usually very frustrating to use!