Nintendo has signed a deal with Wi-Fi provider Boingo to allow all Nintendo 3DS owners free access to its wireless networks at seven UK airports.
The deal, which comes into effect immediately, will be available at the three busiest London airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted – as well as four regional airports – Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The service, which normally costs £3.95 per hour, will require the latest 3DS software which was updated in December.
Using the service is pretty straightforward, with your 3DS automatically searching for and connecting to the Internet via Boingo’s hotspots, allowing your Nintendo 3DS to engage in SpotPass as well as enabling you to browse the Internet using the Nintendo 3DS Internet Browser.
The SpotPass feature on the 3DS allows you to automatically receive content such as 3D videos for Nintendo Video, notifications, extra content for your software and system updates.