Money Hack: Get free Wi-Fi with a Travelex Money Card

Amy Bradney-George 20 December 2017 NEWS

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Stay connected and save on overseas Internet costs with this complimentary Wi-Fi offer from Travelex.

Depending on where you go, getting online while you’re overseas can be difficult, expensive or both. While many places do offer free Wi-Fi hotspots (Maccas, anyone?), it’s not always convenient or comfortable to hang around these places while you post your Facebook and Instagram updates. And as for data costs with International Roaming? Let’s not even go there.

Filling in the gap between these options are Wi-Fi subscription services designed especially for travellers. While these can cost huge amounts of money to sign up to, here’s how you could enjoy one for free.

The hack

If you use a Travelex Money Card to pay for purchases when you’re overseas, you can get free Wi-Fi at over 1 million Boingo Hotspots around the world. All you have to do is load at least $100 on your Travelex Money Card, enter your card details at mastercard.boingo.com and wait 24 hours for it to be verified.

After that, you can register for a Boingo account and get three months free Wi-Fi for up to four devices. You can also download the Boingo app to search for hotspots based on your location, with the service operating in thousands of premium hotels, retail locations, cafes and restaurants.

Travelling for more than three months or already planning a future trip? Hold on to your Travelex Money Card because you’ll be eligible to register for another three months when you top it up with $100 or more.

Just go back to mastercard.boingo.com and enter your card details again. Once your top-up has been confirmed, you’ll get confirmation that your Boingo membership has been activated for another three months.

Considering Boingo plans currently range from $4.98 per to $39 per month, there’s huge potential to save with this complimentary offer. Just remember to check out the features of the Travelex Money Card before you get one so that you can decide if it works for your travel plans.


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