Boingo Wi-Finder
2.5

Boingo Wi-Finder

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2008-12-07
  • Current Version: 6.20
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 83.22 MB
  • Developer: Boingo Wireless, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 13 350

Description

Boingo has been voted Global Traveler’s Best Wi-Fi service for eight years and counting! Get online with Boingo Wi-Finder at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide, at locations including airports, hotels, restaurants, cafes and more. Find hotspots near you or around the globe and download maps to use offline while you’re traveling. Get connected now! Access Boingo Hotspots with a Boingo Account • Check the Wi-Fi speed at Boingo hotspots. • Upgrade your connectivity and speed with a Boingo subscription plan (Boingo Unlimited, Amex Preferred Plan, Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders) or buy an iTunes subscription through the Wi-Finder app. Monthly iTunes Subscription • Enjoy unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi on your iOS devices for just $9.99 per month. • Your account will be charged $9.99 for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of your current billing cycle. • Manage your subscription or turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase. 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

  • Sketchy service

    1
    By Birdoggie
    I paid for this service to sit in an airport and download a movie from iTunes. The speed test promised me that I was getting 95mbps, but in reality most connections were throttled. I understand that networking is complex and there are many potential bottlenecks but I used several proxies with a variety of locations to perform my own speed tests and noticed that I was only ever getting 0.8-1.8mbps. Being that iTunes is a major content distributor I don’t see why you would want to throttle it, unless it’s to promote your own services like boingo tv. This seems pretty unreasonable to me. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • Unusable

    1
    By .tjinks
    I can't connect to the hotel WiFi where I'm currently staying without using the app. I get disconnected after 5 - 10 minutes connection time forcing me to connect again using the app. Uninstalled the app and everything is normal now. Also the suggestion I got from support didn't apply to the version of the app on my iPhone 10s Max.
  • Battery killer - updated

    1
    By Cadel Lowe
    iOS has a great feature to see what apps are constantly running - this one was so bad that it only let my phone charge to 80% as it was constantly running overnight in my house. Why does this app need to run in the background at all? When I need it, I’ll load it. Waste of time when you’ve already put the Boingo config profile on your phone. Added May 10 - the app is the latest version. I have a screen shot of battery and app usage for the day I deleted this app. Before 4 am, race condition, 60 minutes of background usage every hour. After 4am, almost no background usage. So yea, current version. Review stands.
  • Eating 90% of battery

    1
    By Alexianderianoi
    I had a battery problem recently on my ix and thankfully using new battery menu in setting I found out that this app was eating my battery whole days
  • Little Use and perhaps causing WiFi issues

    2
    By markbyrn
    In the past years travel, I found one WiFi network that made use of Boingo. On the other hand, I’m concerned that the app might be otherwise interfering with WiFi logins and so uninstalled the app. I’ll reinstall if needed.
  • It was useless

    1
    By Ignatz1
    I subscribed so that I could access WiFi while on my trip to Europe. But it couldn’t find any WiFi in the Fumicino airport in Rome, not in the Pisa airport, not in the Orly airport, not in Charles DeGaulle airport. I found one spot in Paris. Hardly worth the subscription price.
  • Crap app

    1
    By Thisgirl702
    I travel every week. This app has yet to find any WiFi. And when I do try, it warms me that I’m using cellular data to find WiFi, which it never finds.
  • Corrupts your whole iPhone

    1
    By BlitzScania
    iOS users be warned: I spent 11 months wondering why my iPhone wouldn’t load captive portal screens, thus preventing me from using dozens (hundreds?) of free WiFi locations around the world. Apple Geniuses had no idea what the problem was, nor did anyone on the Apple message boards. Then one random user with the same issue said deleting the Boingo app would fix the issue, so I did. Everything works properly now. This app is garbage from a garbage company that monetizes WIFi in places like airports where Internet should simply be free. Boingo extorts money from people when they’re often desperate to get online, and that’s just a fact. It’s been screwing me for months and I’m done. I hope the company fails.
  • Can never login to app

    1
    By marchetype
    It’s an endless cycle of resetting password, login on website, then trying to login to the app without success, then resetting the password....
  • Total trash

    1
    By .rev
    Removed because Boingo never really found and auto connected to any networks, ever but more so it breaks Captive login. Uninstalled. Glad I don’t pay for my premium access. (Mine was included with something else) Don’t waste your time or your money.
  • Poor application.

    1
    By Kr Sat
    I travelled to India from New York JFK airport via Abu Dhabi past week. boingo was almost of no use, even when there was free wifi at airports it would not find a signal. If I connected manually using my phone’s settings then bio go would happily report that I was connected. Other times, like in April 2018 and January 2019 when I made a similar trip, I would even get a message “ no internet is available on this device” . No kidding I did not have internet, what I was trying to do with the bio go app is to get internet. All in all not a very useful app - perhaps someone can tell me how much I should expect from this app. Thankfully I am not paying for this service because based on my experience over the past year, I would never pay for this. Frankly airports now have free wifi and this app is of less relevance now that it may have bee sometime back. If someone from boingo reviews my usage logs please note that at any time you see internet is because I connected using alternate means and then boingo figured it out and claimed success.
  • Prevents login to hotel Wi-Fi

    1
    By jwilli01
    Trouble is, ISS a hotel Wi-Fi is recognized by boingo as an available hotspot, the boingo pop up prevents the hotel login screen from opening. Struggled with this over three trips before I figured it out. No obvious way to disable auto login attempts in the app settings. So the app is deleted until this is fixed.
  • Nightmate

    1
    By Lapulgaluterana
    Terrible. I installed this app and the only thing it proved able to do was to screw up every Wi-Fi connection in every hotel and every airport in Asia!!! what a nightmare !!! Hours of frustrating work configuring my phone over and over again trying to figure out why it wasn’t connecting to my free Wi-Fi signals ...finally somebody told me that Boingo App was the problem ...I deleted the app and Bingo ! my phone started working just fine again and picking up all WIFI signals everywhere. Lesson learned.
  • Prevents WiFi connections

    1
    By Studlybmecoop
    I couldn’t figure out why I was connected to the WiFi at my hotel on my iPhone, but the phone was refusing to actually use the WiFi connection. A quick search revealed that this app actually prevents you from connecting to certain WiFi access points! Deleted the app and now I can connect just fine. This app is worse than useless, it is actually detrimental to your phone even when you’re not using it!
  • !

    1
    By Anthony M. P.
    I want my refund you guys took $9.99 from my bank account and I did not ask for it
  • Prevents hotel WiFi landing pages from opening

    1
    By jcbd7
    The title says it all, this issue had been dogging me for over a year, I finally figured out that the app wasn’t letting the landing page load. Deleted the app, now it works like a charm. I love being able to connect to hotspots at airports transparently, but I spend more time at hotels, so it’s staying uninstalled until they fix this.
  • Bug! It loops to WiFi settings when checking for WiFi

    1
    By Nov24today
    I tried deleting and reinstalling. It’s been doing this for quite some time. Bionic doesn’t work on my iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows machine.
  • Don’t load this virus onto your phone

    1
    By Annoyed Ang Moh
    Worse than garbage. It straight up doesn’t connect to ANY wi-fi . Does not work as advertised. Ever. Even worse, it intercepts legitimate attempts to connect to wi-fi and makes it impossible to log into the welcome screens in public places. So it both doesn’t work and interferes with normal operations. Just smash a big rock into your forehead until you pass out and bleed all over yourself. It’ll be more productive and more fun.
  • No longer opens WiFi settings

    1
    By Favorite Game But Add Delete
    Terrible update. The app used to work on my iPhone but now it no longer opens the WiFi settings when you click “check for boingo WiFi” in the app. Instead it open the settings for WiFinder (the app itself) and you can’t connect to any WiFi network associated with Boingo.
  • Please create a better app...

    1
    By Flexitron2000
    Update: had to delete the app as it was eating up 55% of my battery despite background activity being turned off... And yes I agree with the comment - non of that sounds right, but are the actual issues with the app... Similar issues as the other users: 1) app prevents you from logging into certain WiFis (I haven’t been able to find a solution) 2) it drains a LOT of your battery (35% on my iPhone over the past 10 days with “background activity”)
  • Is this updated?

    3
    By gggiachiii
    Just changed to an iPhoneXS and I’ve been having problems detecting wifi available around me through the app, and it often redirects me to settings.
  • Boingo actually prevents me from connecting

    1
    By eBob99
    The staff of the Marriott in San Ramon, CA told me that if I wanted to connect to their Wi-Fi I had to delete my Boingo app first. They were right. As soon as I deleted Boingo, my phone connected immediately. I’ve had this same experience in airports & hotels around the world for a couple years now. Makes me wonder how it could go on this long without the Boingo developers fixing this.
  • 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.

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