Today, Nintendo announced a new partnership with wi-fi service provider Boingo, which will provide free Wi-Fi hotspots for 3DS users across 42 North American airports.
3DS owners at airports such as Chicago's O'Hare, New York's JFK, and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental will be able to use these free hotspots to play online games, browse the 3DS eStore, watch online videos, and use any of the device's other internet-based features.
In addition, the Boingo hotspots will grant access the Nintendo Zone, a virtual service on 3DS that provides promotional offers, coupons, and more.
"With the holiday season approaching, more leisure travelers and families with children will fill our airports and have access to our hotspots," Colby Goff, senior vice president of strategy and business development for Boingo Wireless. "Our state-of-the-art networks will provide Nintendo 3DS users with seamless connectivity and fast, reliable service to help them make the most of their travel downtime."
"Nintendo 3DS is our most connected device ever, and this agreement will allow people to stay entertained while they're on the go," added Zach Fountain, Nintendo of America's director of strategic partnerships.
Currently, Nintendo offers more 29,000 free wi-fi hotspots to 3DS players across the United States.