Boingo Wi-Finder
2.5

Boingo Wi-Finder

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2008-12-07
  • Current Version: 6.16.0007
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 80.28 MB
  • Developer: Boingo Wireless, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 13 338

Description

Wi-Finder helps you stay connected at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide, at locations including airports, hotels, restaurants, cafes and more. Boingo is a Global Traveler Award Winner: Voted Best Wi-Fi Service — Eight Years and Counting! ---------------------- Access to Boingo Hotspots with a Boingo Account ---------------------- • You can connect to more than 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, including airports, hotels, coffee shops, stadiums, malls, inflight and more. • Use it with a Boingo subscription (Unlimited, Mobile, Global, Amex Preferred Plan, Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders), Boingo transactional plan (AsYouGo or Hourly) or buy an iOS subscription through Wi-Finder. ---------------------- SUBSCRIBE USING THE ITUNES STORE ----------------------   • “Boingo iOS Monthly” recurring subscriptions are available from the App Store. • Enjoy unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on your iOS devices for just $9.99 per month. • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged $9.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase • Payments will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. • To sign up, select Subscribe on the “Home” screen or go to “My Account” and select iTunes.   ---------------------- Wi-Fi Hotspot Maps ---------------------- • Search for Wi-Fi near you or around the globe using the hotspot maps in Wi-Finder! ---------------------- Getting Connected ---------------------- • In your device’s Wi-Fi settings, select a network from the list annotated with “Check for Boingo Wi-Fi” • Launch the Wi-Finder app, and tap "Get Online Now!" ---------------------- Terms and Conditions ---------------------- • Privacy Policy: http://www.boingo.com/legal/boingo-privacy-policy/ • Boingo Customer Agreement: http://www.boingo.com/legal/end-user-license-agreement-boingo-customer-agreement/ • Boingo Wireless, Inc. Web Site Boingo Wi-Finder Support Application License Agreement

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Reviews

  • Caution

    2
    By TW747
    The app clashes with other WiFi and prevents you from logging in. I find it is extremely problematic at Hotels (Hiltons, Marriott....). It typically results in deleting the app.
  • Horrible app

    1
    By tracie310
    I wanted to try this out and the app is difficult to use it’s not straight forward at all I canceled my subscription right away like and hour later AND THEY STILL BILLED ME FOR THE WHOLE MONTH THE APP DOESN'T EVEN SHOW YOU THE HOTSPOTS RIDICULOUS!
  • Very disappointed

    1
    By Unicornpoophere
    Not many hotspots
  • Worst app on the planet! Uninstall Wi-Finder!!

    1
    By NotATechGeek
    What a crap of an app. Worst ever. It never does anything useful ... you can find WiFi networks just fine under “Settings —> WiFi “. But it actually PREVENTS you from getting on WiFi networks! That’s right! I now had been at several hotels, couldn’t figure out, why I could not log on. The check mark next to the WiFi symbol was there, but my IPhone won’t connect to the WiFi network. I spent HOURS trying to find a solution, resetting all passwords ( painful! ), etc ... nothing worked. I tried all the tricks I could find. Until ... I noticed that it said “look for Boingo WiFi” under that check mark. I open that app, now it connects me ... but I have no idea whether it is using its own plan to pay for it, or the plan I already paid for at the hotel. I went ahead and tried to delete it ... it is not under “Boingo WiFi Finder” but under “Wi-Finder”. Deleted it now, and now, everything works like a charm. But those lost hours of my life ... I never get them back. What a stupid, crappy app.
  • Breaks Other Free WiFi as other reviews. Developer’s purported fix is false.

    1
    By qdlb
    It’s quite telling that this app apparently has received all 1-star reviews for more than a year. (Yet, oddly, still shows an overall high rating). I can attest that this app breaks at least 2 free WiFi spots with captive login verifications, as reviewer MrBen123 stated. One of them is certain Hilton HHonors WiFi, so fairly wide spread. It is a serious concern for frequent international travelers, as the breaks cause by the app are not easily identified and one is left to diagnose it in environments with no internet connections. The developer’s response (to MrBen123’s review) of a fix is irrelevant/inaccurate/incomprehensible at best, since, in their current version, pretty much none of the mentioned options were present. Avoid install/download!
  • CAUTION!!!!

    1
    By DrPsych
    This App is NOT updated for latest OS 12 software. It will “latch on” to your Apple Wi-Fi app and “lock out” Wi-Fi all together! You will next spend hours if not days sorting it all out. Easiest solution: DELETE. Customer support (on this issue): NONE —unless you call repetitive responses saying, “Sorry, this is not the experience we want for our customers” etc. SORRY BOINGO — you’re R&D is lagging and you know it!
  • Drains battery

    1
    By asdfghkloi
    This app was draining 40+% of my iPad battery based on iOS stats page. Removed the app and battery life improved a lot.
  • Piece of crap on iPhone

    1
    By ridiculuosapp
    This doesn’t work on iPhone. It makes your WiFi connection crash and doesn’t help you connect at all! Whoever pays for its service on the iPhone is ripped off.
  • Interferes with WiFi connections

    1
    By pendolino
    As other reviewers have mentioned, this app somehow prevents you from getting a connection on various WiFi networks at home, etc. Once I deleted the app everything went back to normal. This is unacceptable.
  • Doesn’t seem to work

    1
    By DIDUEAT12
    When I click find boings wifi it takes me to system settings. Can figure out why...also, if I’m connected to WiFi it doesn’t search for boings WiFi spots...doesn’t seem to work.
  • Never works

    1
    By Super Hybrid
    I had this app for a few years already and it used to connect fine but lately (about a year so far) it never connects. The app finds WiFi spot that allows connection but using this app it does not connect. I hope future update will fix this issue.
  • seems broken

    1
    By shogoni
    Whenever I click to look for a network it just takes me to the Settings screen. I already have it set to Allow everything for the app, but still keeps sending me there.
  • Absolutely the worst

    1
    By cynicalmusic
    In an airport with several hotspots, didn’t log into one of them. Also seems shady that you can’t cancel the strong armed subscription within the ap. I could have downloaded a PDF faster with two tin cans and a piece of string. Just terrible
  • Breaks login pages

    1
    By rob1131
    App breaks a majority of login pages it claims to have access to.
  • Can’t use many WiFi connections when installed

    1
    By MrBen123
    Update to developer re fix: the problem is not that it doesn’t work when you try to connect thro the app. The problem is the iPhone will not connect to certain networks because the app is on the phone, but there is zero indication that this is anything to do with Boingo. No mention of it appears in the wi-fi connection screen. You just see a check mark next to network as though it’s trying to connect but you never get the WiFi 3 arcs in the top right; it never fully connects. How are people supposed to know to go to the boingo app to fix this in the first place? ——- I’ve had this app for 2 or 3 years and only just discovered it’s the cause of an inability to login to some networks. I see from other reviews now that it’s not just me. In many hotels I simply cannot log in to their networks, I get no indication that it’s because of the boingo app, instead it just hangs trying to connect with a check mark on the network but never actually getting any further. Only recently did I discover if I go into the app I can connect, but I had no idea the app was even something to consider, there was no indication I should be using it - I already was given free WiFi but the hotel. Same thing has just happened now in another hotel chain, although in this case I need to set the app to ignore the network as it can’t connect to it. So frustrating as there was no way to tell what was causing this for such a long time.
  • Boingo WiFi Hijacks Hotel Logins

    1
    By CorpSuit
    I can attest it still is an issue even in the newest version. I uninstalled the app and it works fine now. For some reason the app conflicts with Apple’s WiFi and you never get the login splash page for the hotel. So you can’t even get high speed internet, because you can’t login. It’s definitely not a one off. So many people have complained of the same issue.
  • Boingo WiFi Hijacks Hotel Logins

    1
    By CorpSuit
    I can attest it still is an issue even in the newest version. I uninstalled the app and it works fine now. For some reason the app conflicts with Apple’s WiFi and you never get the login splash page for the hotel. So you can’t even get high speed internet, because you can’t login. It’s definitely not a one off. So many people have complained of the same issue.
  • Breaks Hotel Logins

    1
    By CorpSuit
    So just to echo what everyone has said if you install the app, there is a very good chance it will break the ability to login to a Marriott property. And you definitely won’t be able to add your iPhone if you have high speed internet as part of the Marriott Rewards program. Spent an hour trouble shooting and the tech said “do you happen to have Boingo?” And then explained that the app interferes with the login page. So I had to uninstall and it works now. New update from 6 days ago didn’t seem to fix it. Oh well.
  • Breaks Hotel Logins

    1
    By CorpSuit
    So just to echo what everyone has said if you install the app, there is a very good chance it will break the ability to login to a Marriott property. And you definitely won’t be able to add your iPhone if you have high speed internet as part of the Marriott Rewards program. Spent an hour trouble shooting and the tech said “do you happen to have Boingo?” And then explained that the app interferes with the login page. So I had to uninstall and it works now. New update from 6 days ago didn’t seem to fix it. Oh well.
  • Broke my WiFi connection.

    1
    By Rob2431
    This app disabled the WiFi connection on my iPhone X during my stay at two different Marriott hotels. Using the app to connect to WiFi only worked for a few minutes before returning to cellular data. Uninstalling the app fixed my WiFi issues completely.
  • Very easy to start a subscription by mistake.

    1
    By Fat_Angus
    Accidentally installed and started a subscription. Can not get my $10 back now. Reported the problem to Apple several times with no results.
  • Blocks WiFi with login page (hotels, airports, etc)

    1
    By obueno
    DON’T INSTALL THIS CRAP!!! After installing this app, I couldn’t use WiFi in hotels, airports or any other hotspot with a login page. Everything returned to work after I removed it from my phone.
  • Billing

    1
    By Kool1980
    I was erroneously billed after I cancelled the subscription! I’m reporting this to Apple and contacting my bank to dispute these charges. Horrible app, don't download 😣.
  • Hotel Log-in BROKEN

    1
    By Stokar
    When traveling through UK and France last week my iphone would never allow hotel WiFi log ins. In my settings screen, I can connect to a hotel network, but the WiFi signal strength bars on the upper left of my iphone are missing, I am never offered the pop-up hotel log-in screen at Marriott properties. Avoid this app until this bug is fixed.
  • Horrible

    1
    By Wilaysha15
    Deceiving, I’m thinking I’m going to get WiFi. It shows me where there’s WiFi already.. I need hotspot.!!
  • Garbage

    1
    By DraftDodger
    I still can’t believe they refuse to address the hotel login issue. It should be simple to be able to just temporarily what the app does or ignore it for some networks rather than having to uninstall. But that’s what I’m going to do because this is garbage
  • Blocks Wi-Fi on iOS

    2
    By Jaa6921
    So rather than make excuses and apologies why didn’t someone actually fix this. Seems multiple users have the identical problem - isn’t that a clue? Go to your nearest Marriott and experience this for yourself. ================== I thought this was good at one time but now it’s impossible to log onto any Marriott hotel free Wi-Fi service or IHG Wi-Fi service from my iPhone 7Plus using iOS 10 and iOS 11 Caused me to consume excessive wireless data when I thought Wi-Fi was connected. The app seems to hijack the Wi-Fi connection I hope this will be fixed and then maintained across future iOS upgrades I removed the app and rebooted and now Wi-Fi always connects.
  • Finally figured out why I couldn’t login to Marriott Hotel WiFi! It was this app! Uninstalled.

    1
    By DR172
    For awhile when I travel I had trouble at various Marriott properties with the WiFi login not popping up. It wasn’t too much of a challenge since I am mostly a Hilton person. A few months ago I was at two different international destinations and had to use my LTE data which was a bit of a problem. I did notice that that the Marriott properties had the Boingo WiFi here text. Then I realized that it also happened on my iPad. Hmm why would both devices have a problem? Clearly it had to be an app that was installed. Yesterday same problem while in a Marriott. Thought that may be issue and did some googling. Sure enough others had reported problem. Removed this app and voila, the Marriott Hotel WiFi login popped right up. Uninstalled.
  • Delete this app

    1
    By BenChDC
    I have had similar issues to Lgrtgfd. I didn’t realize it was the boingo app that was preventing me from logging on to hotel Wifi networks. This happens more often than not when staying at hotels and is incredibly annoying. Happened to me today at the Radisson Blu Gautrain. Deleted the app and am now connected to WiFi.
  • Blocks Wi-Fi loginnon iOS

    1
    By usalegin
    With this app loaded, I cannot get hotel Wi-Fi login pages to load. When I delete the app, the pages load straight away. Conclusion: the app is blocking the hotel login pages from loading.
  • Scam

    1
    By Gun Six
    This is a joke and a scam. You won’t have internet service at all it’s ridiculous and they won’t refund your money. This company is a scam and joke don’t waste your money. They need to be reported for their lies!
  • ????

    3
    By loopylena33
    I haven’t used this app yet but most people give it one star so lets see if what this app really is
  • Impossible to cancel

    1
    By rickv5
    Cancel button missing from account page, poor connection in nearly every airport—ATL in particular. LTE is much faster
  • Seriously.. no Apple Pay?????

    1
    By Vascaino1979
    No Apple Pay??????
  • This is a bad joke, right?

    1
    By cyclosaurus
    This app is supposed to help the user locate Boingo WiFi locations. But it only works with a WiFi connection. If you don’t have an internet connection then the app can’t help you, and if you do then it serves no purpose. Not sure how so many 1 star ratings worked out to an almost 5 star average on the App Store? Completely useless.
  • Prevents me from accessing to WiFi

    1
    By matt922w
    I just started to use this app and I think this app is preventing me from accessing free WiFi because it’s unsecured. I think the idea is great that we can access from anywhere. But it’s not working or it’s making worth now. Please fix this as soon as possible before I delete this app
  • Takes over hotel Wi-Fi and then needs constant reconnect

    1
    By anupnair
    Updates have made this app really bad. To maintain continuous connection with hotel Wi-Fi, I’ve had to uninstall the app. Once uninstalled, connection is perfect. Install it again and the same issue. Not going to renew the service.
  • DO NOT INSTALL-Kills your WiFi connection capabilities!!!

    1
    By Eodtsgt
    This app made it nearly impossible to connect to any WiFi connection without using the Boingo app. I could see WiFi connections, and my iPad Pro would say connected, but the connection would not show in the top left of on the iPad and I would not have connection. Then after a few minutes I would get a pop up notification from Boingo that there is a Boingo connection available near me, once I opened the app and connected through the app my WiFi connection would work. Also, when connected through the Boingo app every time my iPad went to sleep or I locked the screen it would drop my connection and any VPN if that was connection. I was getting super frustrated with my iPad until I saw a post about this on the Apple forums. I don’t recommend anyone use this app or install it until they figure this issue out.
  • Scam company should be law suit

    1
    By Brain tracker
    I never found your network then why would you charge me.
  • Boingo breaks login pages

    1
    By Lgrtgfd
    This has become a routine occurrence. I cannot log in to hotel landing pages. Boingo tried to make this sound like some sort of “one off” but it happens all over the place and disappears when you revive the app and the profile. I recommend removing this junk ware. The developer has replied that they “have limited control over certain hotspots” and like in other cases are trying to portray this as some sort of one-off problem. But this is a widespread problem, it basically interferes with any network that uses a landing page. Hotels (Marriott, Starwood, Hilton etc.), airports, and other places all over the world for me, it’s a systematic and consistent problem across networks and devices and has been going on for a long time. They need to make their app compliant with international standards and either won’t or can’t. I’ve deleted their app and the problem has disappeared. I suggest anybody who is having this problem do the same. They lack the competence to understand and fix the problem.
  • Same problem

    1
    By C.Snicket
    I had the same problem as another customer. I paid for the in app purchase and then it would not connect me to any boingo network. I'd honestly like my money back.
  • Stops the WiFi login page from coming up

    1
    By sunday@sh
    The login page never came up for both hotel WiFi networks yesterday and today. Searched the web and tried a few options. The removal of this app solved the problem.
  • Forced me to review- you get 3 stars

    3
    By StackingKeys
    No idea, I hardly ever use it.
  • Impotent

    1
    By Qiq2
    Boingo still appears to be impotent. Can’t seem to get up and running. May need support.
  • App breaks iOS WiFi functions

    1
    By ammo168
    Not sure what this app did to my phone, but I can’t connect to networks run by Boingo (including several Scandic hotels in Europe this week) without using this app. And if I do use the app, the connection drops constantly, causing me to burn through cellular data. The app has made it so that in Settings on my iPhone, it will appear as if I’m connected to the WiFi network, but in the status bar I’m still on cellular, and yet cellular data doesn’t work either. It’s actually kind of amazing that they were able to screw up iOS core functions so badly with a single app. My other iPhone works fine and will connect to Boingo networks, give me the splash page, and stay connected. But now this iPhone seems to be permanently hosed courtesy of Boingo.
  • Unauthorized charges

    1
    By Begneiss
    They hit me with 3 charges that I did not agree to. They told me I logged in and agreed, but I didn’t. Unfortunately I had my card on the account. They won’t give me my money back. I’ve asked them to delete my account and I’ve deleted their app. Wow.
  • Scammy app

    1
    By Traveler200
    Tried different boingo WiFi spots worldwide, never worked.
  • No good

    1
    By Shunna has the last word
    It never works only allows you to mooch off of other people WiFi SOMETIME! I thought you had to deal with Xfinity or AT&T Wi-Fi that allowed you to use the big-name WiFi. But nope it’s no good
  • Blocks Access to legitimate WiFi connections

    1
    By Todd578
    Your app overtakes the WiFi functionality on my iPhone and prevents me from connecting to any legitimate WiFi connection like hotels. I literally have to uninstall the app in order to connect to non Boingo supported connections. Why is that? This issue had been in existence for years and over multiple versions. Please do not respond with a canned answer.

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