Residents of New York City and San Francisco are in for a special treat during their daily commute. Microsoft is offering free Boingo wi-fi service as a promotional tool for the launch of WIndows 8.
Currently the free wi-fi service is available in six Manhattan subway stations and various destinations such as Union Square, and around San Francisco, in placed like isherman’s Wharf and Nob Hill. Microsoft is scheduled to expand the wi-fi promotion to over 200 locations in Manhattan this November.
There is some fine print you should be aware of prior to using the free Microsoft and Boingo wifi service. Initially when users sign in they will be directed to the new Windows Store, Microsoft's Apple App Store and Google Play compeitor.
The promo was a strategically offered in New York and San Francisco by Microsoft. In a statement to Wired, Microsoft explained why the two cities were chosen: “Amazing apps are being built in New York and San Francisco, and we want to give talented developers the chance to launch their businesses through the Windows Store.”
No end date has been set for the promotion, so browse away. If you live in SF or NYC, this will be the fist time you don't get pissed with youg phone automatically connects to Boingo.