Boingo Wi-Fi For Mastercard® Cardholders

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is this benefit and how does this work?

A. The Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit allows for one individual membership in the plan at no additional cost. The Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit provides you unlimited access to premium Wi-Fi at:
  • Over 1 million global hotspots
  • Thousands of hotels (including Marriott, Hilton and Accor), retail locations, cafes and restaurants
  • Hundreds of airports (including ORD, LGA, JFK, LAX)
  • Inflight access on select airlines
You can enjoy simultaneous worldwide access for up to four devices without worrying about data caps or roaming fees.

Q. How many devices are allowed on my account at a time?

A. The device limit for Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit accounts is 4 devices, and can include any combination of smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Q. How long do I have this Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit for?

A. The benefit is good until your card is cancelled or closed.

Q. What can I do with Boingo Inflight Wi-Fi?

A. Boingo inflight Wi-Fi is designed to provide Internet access to do light browsing of internet sites, participate in social media, keep up with email and CHAT.

Activities and apps not supported (and not limited to):

    1. Video and Audio Streaming
    2. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video calling, such as Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp stream
    3. MMS Messaging
    4. Video Conferencing apps, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams (though messaging is supported)
    5. Cloud Services, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive
    6. Software and Application updates, including
      1. App downloads or updates
      2. OS updates
      3. Anti-Virus and Internet Security updates

Q. How does Boingo’s Acceptable Use Policy affect my inflight Wi-Fi use?

A. The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) describes scenarios in which inflight Wi-Fi usage levels would exceed the expected regular use of the occasional business traveler. Users start each calendar month at zero usage. Boingo will monitor the running total of inflight Wi-Fi usage per user during the month and will identify if there has been excessive usage. See the next question for more information about the limits. Users found to be in violation of the AUP will be warned or notified of account suspension via email.

Q. What are the usage limits for inflight Wi-Fi and how do I avoid account suspension?

A. The thresholds for acceptable use of inflight Wi-Fi service are based on a) The monthly running total count of connects (inflight Wi-Fi sessions per 24-hour day) and b) The monthly running total of data used (Megabytes/MBs used). Warning and account suspension thresholds are defined below. You will be notified via the email address you used during registration with Boingo if you are approaching or have exceeded the acceptable use limits. Account access will be restored automatically at the end of the suspension, typically at the end of the end of the current month. Avoid account suspension, do not exceed the monthly thresholds below.

Current thresholds:

5 - Warning1,500 -- Warning
6 - Warning (at threshold)1,800 -- Warning (at threshold)
7 - Suspend Account2,100 -- Suspend Account

Q. How do I register for my Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit?

A. You can go to the link provided by your financial institution, for example, and follow the seamless registration process outlined.
  1. Check if your card is eligible for the Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit.
  2. If eligible, create your Boingo account. Your use of Boingo’s Wi-Fi services is subject to Boingo's customer agreement, end user license agreement and other applicable legal terms and conditions, including Boingo's terms of use, privacy and security policies available at
  3. Receive confirmation of newly created Boingo account.
  4. You now have access to all Boingo hotspots, the Wi-Finder app, and Boingo Passpoint.

Q. I have an existing Boingo plan. Will it be automatically canceled when I activate my benefit?

A. No, if you have an existing paid Boingo subscription plan, your existing plan will not be automatically cancelled when you enroll in Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit. If you would like to cancel your existing paid subscription plan, visit and use the Cancel Subscription option or call Boingo’s dedicated Boingo Wi-Fi for Mastercard Cardholders benefit line via the toll free numbers listed here

Q. Where can I connect to Boingo?

A. You can locate accessible hotspots by visiting or downloading the Boingo Wi-Finder app. There is a map of hotspots on the website as well as on the mobile app by using the Wi-Finder hotspot locator.

Q. Why do some hotspot location details not include the business name?

A. Due to privacy regulations, some hotspot operators, e.g. BT Wi-Fi Business Hub, cannot display the name of some small businesses. Location details are instead provided as the business’ street address. The address in conjunction with the Wi-Finder map will allow you to locate the hotspot.

Q. How do I connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot using Boingo?

A. There are three ways to connect: through a browser via the hotspot operator’s landing page, the Boingo Wi-Finder app, or via Boingo Passpoint (at select hotspots).

Boingo/Hotspot Operator Landing Page:

  1. Locate an accessible hotspot using or the Wi-Finder App.
  2. Connect to the hotspot when in range using a device’s Wi-Fi settings.
  3. Open your browser and enter Boingo account credentials (if the landing page is not Boingo branded, use the roaming option, select Boingo and then enter your account credentials).

Wi-Finder Application:

  • iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod)
    1. Download Boingo Wi-Finder from App Store
    2. During install select the “I have an account” option and enter account credentials
    3. Use Wi-Finder to locate Boingo hotspots nearby
    4. When in range of a hotspot, go to iOS Wi-Fi settings and select the Boingo network (will say ‘Check for Boingo Wi-Fi’)
    5. Follow the notification back into the Wi-Finder app and click ‘Connect Now!’
  • Android
    1. Download Boingo Wi-Finder from Play Store
    2. Click ‘Grant Permissions’ and follow the instructions to turn settings to ‘On’/‘Allow’.
    3. Click ‘I already have an account’ and enter account credentials
    4. Use Wi-Finder to locate Boingo hotspots nearby
    5. When in range of a hotspot, click ‘Get Online Now!’ in Wi-Finder app.
  • Mac OS X
    1. Download Boingo Wi-Finder from and install the application
    2. Click ‘Sign in’ and enter account credentials
    3. When in range of a hotspot, click ‘Get Online Now!’
  • Windows
    1. Download Boingo Wi-Finder from and install the application
    2. Click ‘Sign in’ and enter account credentials
    3. When in range of a hotspot, click ‘Get Online Now!’

Boingo Passpoint:

You can install your Boingo Passpoint profile by visiting and following the steps to download.

Q. Do I have access to in-flight Wi-Fi?

A. Boingo service is available on many airlines around the world. Service is usually available on long haul International flights offered by JAL, American Airlines, Lufthansa and many more. There is no guarantee that each aircraft or route flown will have Wi-Fi service, so you will need to manually check for service:
  1. In web-browser: Once taken to an airline landing page, find the section that states: roaming partners. Click the drop down menu bar and search for Boingo. If found, select Boingo – you will be redirected to Boingo’s landing page where you can enter your login credentials (user name and password).
  2. On iOS devices: Open the Wi-Fi options within the settings menu. If the in-flight network supports Boingo the network name will be annotated with “Check for Boingo Wi-Fi.” Select the network and wait for Wi-Finder to prompt you to connect.
  3. On Android devices: Open Wi-Finder and if network access is available, the client will notify you to click to connect.

Q. What is Boingo Wi-Finder?

A. Boingo Wi-Finder is the free app for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows that lets you locate and connect to Boingo-accessible hotspots near you with a few clicks.

Q. Where can I download the Boingo Wi-Finder App?

A. The Boingo Wi-Finder App is available to download via, iTunes, App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Store.

Q. What is Boingo Passpoint?

A. Boingo Passpoint enables automatic, fast, and secure connections at numerous airports and 150,000 Time Warner Cable (TWC) Passpoint hotspots nationwide with no log in required, just like home! Simply download the Boingo Passpoint profile to your device to connect at Passpoint enabled hotspots.

Q. What devices support Passpoint?

A. Nearly all devices running the following operating systems versions are Passpoint capable: Android 6.0, Windows 10, iPhone 5 (or higher), iPad 3rd generation (or higher), iPad Air, all iPad Minis and Macs running OSX Mavericks (or higher). You can verify your operating system version in settings.

Q. Where can I manage my Boingo account?

A. You can manage your account by visiting

Q. Where can find the username I registered for my Boingo account?

A. Please refer to the confirmation email you received during registration or visit and follow the prompts.

Q. How can I reset my password?

A. You can reset your password by visiting and following the prompts.

Q. Who are Boingo’s roaming partners and where are they?

A. Boingo has partnerships with hotspot operators in The Americas, Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. They include AT&T, Time Warner Cable (TWC), T-Mobile, Orange, BT Wifi, NTT Docomo, Telin and China Mobile, among others.

Q. Where else can I look if my question is not answered here?

A. You can find articles that address common questions and technical issues by visiting or call/email the Boingo Customer Support Center.

Q. What is the best way to contact the Boingo Customer Support Center?

A. The Boingo Customer Support Center can be reached at or via the international toll-free phone numbers found at