When the American Express Platinum card devalued after losing American and US Airways Clubs, they promised different benefits for the future. One new benefit is the Boingo American Express Preferred Plan, which gives members access to Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide on up to 4 devices. I love being connected when traveling, but don’t like getting new SIM cards in countries or going over my domestic data cap, so I’m intrigued by this new benefit and hope to test it out in June and July to see just how great it is.
To sign up, first go to http://amex.boingo.com:
The only thing necessary to sign up for this plan is a American Express Platinum Card number. I have my own card, so I entered that, though I don’t see anything stopping you from using someone else’s card.
Sign up is fairly easy, as I simply had to make a username and password. I’ve never used Boingo, but if I have access to 1 million hotspots worldwide, it may be quite an awesome benefit of the Platinum Card. It’s worth noting that this does not include in-flight wifi. If you’d like to know the full benefits and terms, here is their press release from March.
1Boingo Wi-Fi Access
The following terms will apply upon benefit launch. Complimentary access to Boingo Wi-Fi is being provided as a benefit to eligible American Express Card Members. In order to access the benefit, eligible Card Members must first be authenticated and create a Boingo American Express Preferred Plan (or, the “AXP Plan”) account. Internet access may be required in order to be authenticated and create an account. For questions on eligibility, call the number on the back of your Card.
If you have an existing paid Boingo subscription plan, your existing plan will not be automatically cancelled when you enroll in the AXP Plan. If you would like to cancel any existing paid subscription plan, call Boingo’s dedicated AXP Plan line.
The AXP Plan only provides access to land-based Wi-Fi services and does not include in-flight Wi-Fi. Available hotspots in Boingo’s network, including those managed and operated by Boingo and its partners (“Boingo’s Network”) are subject to change at any time. Visit http://wifi.boingo.com/ for a complete listing of hotspots.
Your use of Boingo’s Wi-Fi services is subject to Boingo’s End User License Agreement and Customer Agreement and other applicable terms and conditions, including Boingo’s privacy and security policies, available at www.boingo.com. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in Boingo’s terms and conditions, eligible American Express Card Members (i) will not be charged for enrollment in the AXP Plan, and (ii) will be permitted to connect no more than four devices to Boingo’s Network at any time.
By subscribing for this benefit, you acknowledge that American Express is not responsible for and does not guarantee the quality, security, coverage or availability of Boingo’s Network or the free Wi-Fi hotspots accessed through the Wi-Finder tool. You agree that use of Wi-Fi accessed through Boingo is at your own risk.
Enrollment in the AXP Plan is limited to authorized Card Members only. This benefit is non-transferable and may be terminated for breach of any terms or conditions or for abuse of your AXP Plan account. This benefit is subject to change or cancellation without notice.