Earlier this year, American Express Platinum launched a new benefit for its US and corporate UK Platinum cardholders. Through a tie-up with a company called Boingo, you can receive free wi-fi when you are out and about in most parts of the world.
Boingo is everywhere. They have over 1 million hotspots globally. In the UK they seem to work mainly with BT OpenZone / BT Fon and you receive free access to that network.
There has been no official announcement about Boingo becoming a benefit for UK personal Platinum charge card holders. However, you can now sign up.
All you need to do is visit this Boingo / American Express website.
Type in your Amex Platinum number and your account will be verified. You can then create a Boingo account.
There is a Boingo app that you can download if you want to see where you can find a hot spot. Even if you don’t use the app, what I have found with my iPad is that – when I look at the wireless networks I can access – the relevant ones are now marked as Boingo members.
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