Nintendo makes deal with Boingo to connect 3DS users in airports

Wi-Fi hotspot provider Boingo Wireless announced a deal with Nintendo of America to provide free Wi-Fi access to Nintendo 3DS owners in 42 of Boingo's North American airports.

"Nintendo 3DS is our most connected device ever, and this agreement will allow people to stay entertained while they're on the go," Zach Fountain, Nintendo of America's director of Strategic Partnerships, said in a release. "Whether it's accessing special offers and content, downloading items from the Nintendo eShop, receiving surprise SpotPass content, or automatically receiving 3D videos from the Nintendo Video service, there have never been more reasons to connect."

Nintendo Zone is available at participating Boingo hotspots with the next Nintendo 3DS system update that became available on Dec. 8.

This past June, Nintendo announced deals with various Wi-Fi hotspot owners to offer its Nintendo 3DS customers free Wi-Fi access at 25,000 locations nationwide.

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