Samsung Bundles Year Of Boingo Wireless On Galaxy Tab 3, Note 8

Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi network operator Boingo has tied in with mobile device developer Samsung Electronics America, and will be bundling one year of free Wi-Fi access with that company's new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Note 8 products, the companies said this morning. According to the companies, consumers who buy either the Galaxy Tab 3 or Galaxy Note 8 will receive one year of free, unlimited access to Boingo's network of hotspots, across North America. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The move is somewhat unusual in its length. Often, Boingo and others have provided bundled access on limited 30-day trials to spur subscribers. In this case, a year is a very long term period for access for Wi-Fi, and the companies said that year-long access is provided courtesy of Samsung. Boingo usually charges $9.95 a month for access to its wireless plans.