The WiFi at Chicago's Airports Still Isn't Free, But It's Getting Cheaper

Discussion in 'ORD/MDW | Chicago Area Airports' started by sobore, Aug 27, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. sobore
    Original Member

    sobore Gold Member

    Likes Received:
    Status Points:


    Ugh—we love us some free airport WiFi, but unfortunately there’s still plenty of places where we’re asked for our credit card digits in exchange for some access. One of these locations is Chicago, as the airports of the Windy City, both O'Hare and Midway, aren’t yet down with the complimentary WiFi scene. Thankfully things are getting a little bit better—at least for a bit—but it’s still not going to be free of charge.

    Google is coming to the rescue, throwing down some cash—probably in exchange for some advertising—to bring cheaper WiFi access to data hungry travelers and passengers. The price is being cut in half for a 24-hour period, with the rates dropping from around $6.95 to just $3.48. The discount will be available to users after watching a 30-second commercial, so just be prepared for a little distraction before getting down to business.

    Even though Google is throwing some cash behind the deal, it’s Boingo who pulls down the internet from the skies at ORD and MDW airports. The new option runs through October 15, but after that things remain up in the air.

    Read More:'t+Free,+But+It's+Getting+Cheaper
    Quasiconvexity, Gargoyle and uggboy like this.

Share This Page