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Los Angeles: Boingo Wireless to Connect Shoppers to Malls and a Giveaway

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Heads up Los Angelistas!  Boingo wireless is brining mobile shopping to two LA Shopping Meccas. Boingo (a leading provider of mobile connectivy) has been chosen to operate the Wi-Fi services at two Los Angeles shopping centers, The Grove and The Americana at Brand.  This weekend  Boingo Wi-Fi will be live and connecting shoppers…like yours truly. For people like moi who can’t leave the house without assorted connectivity gadgets: ie; iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Phone, wireless connectivity is like water in the dessert!  I use Boingo when I travel to connect from airports and even to connect while in flight.  It works.

So now, back to the shopping news.  The Grove’s complimentary concierge services and  The Americana at Brand concierge services will be powered by Boingo so the moment shoppers arrive in the valet circle,  guests requests for dinner reservations (at The Grove, as well as throughout L.A.), transportation, personal stylists, tourist activities, spa treatments and more can be fulfilled with just a touch of your portable electronic device.  It’s like the new Bertie and Jeeves, via wireless.  And you know, when you have mobile access, there are all kinds of shopping discounts you can find online via apps, coupons and Foursquare to help you bring down your costs.

If you’re in Los Angeles this week, look for events at The Grove on Sept. 17-18 and The Americana at Brand on Sept. 24-25, where  special giveaways will be offered.
  • Dates, Locations and Times:
    • September 17 & 18 at The Grove from 11AM to 7PM
    • September 24 & 25 at The Americana at Brand from 11AM to 7PM
  • Free Gifts:
    • Get a free ice cream voucher by downloading the Boingo app to your smartphone. Show a Boingo ambassador and the scoop’s on us!
    • Login to the free Wi-Fi at The Grove this weekend or The Americana next weekend and register for a chance to win an iPad. Boingo ambassadors will be on hand to quickly walk you through the process.
Now, here’s where it gets really good.  This is The Recessionista, our readers need more! We are giving away three Boingo access passes for a three month trial which can be used at  Boingo’s more than 400,000 hotspots worldwide! Are you a mobile shopper? Then leave me a comment with your email address and tell me how you want to use Boingo. You do not have to live in Los Angeles to enter this.

To enter, leave me a comment with your email address like so : email  (at) gmail dot com and just tell me that you want to win.  Post a comment by  Sept. 24th.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.