In a move that’s sure to please gamers with holiday travel plans, Nintendo unveiled its partnership with Boingo, an airport Wi-Fi service provider, and their plan to bring free 3DS internet hotspots to 42 airports across the States. Confirmed airports include O’Hare in Chicago, JFK in New York, and George Bush Intercontinental in Houston. Boingo hotspots will also grant access to the new Nintendo Zone, which offers promotional offers and coupons.
“With the holiday season approaching, more leisure travelers and families with children will fill our airports and have access to our hotspots,” Colby Goff, senior vice president of strategy and business development for Boingo Wireless. “Our state-of-the-art networks will provide Nintendo 3DS users with seamless connectivity and fast, reliable service to help them make the most of their travel downtime.”
“Nintendo 3DS is our most connected device ever, and this agreement will allow people to stay entertained while they’re on the go,” added Zach Fountain, Nintendo of America’s director of strategic partnerships.