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access_time January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM in Culture by AJ Dellinger

3DS Gets Free Wi-Fi Access in UK Airports

Nintendo has signed a partnership with major UK airports to provide their portable gaming device, the 3DS, with free wi-fi. The deal was made with Boingo Wireless and will allow users’ 3DS to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots within airport terminals in Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. If you’re not from the UK (I’m not, either) then all of this sounds like made-up places. No offense Europe, it’s not your fault our education system doesn’t provide us with an understanding of the rest of the world.

“Boingo is an excellent partner for Nitendo 3DS owners in the United Kingdom due to an extensive airport Wi-Fi network,” said Nintendo UK’s assistant general manager and director of marketing Dawn Paine.

Boingo’s Senior Vice President of strategy and business development Colby Goff stated, “Nintendo is a tremendous addition to our list of strategic partners in the UK. Our networks will provide 3DS users with seamless connectivity and fast, reliable service to help them make the most of their travel downtime.”

This episode of “two people patting one another on the back for their partnership” has been brought to you by GotGame.


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