news\ Feb 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

Nintendo announces new free 3DS wi-fi agreement


Following last months deal between Nintendo and Boingo which brought 3DS users free wi-fi in UK's largest airports, Nintendo has announced further plans that will expand the Nintendo 3DS wi-fi range.  An announcement today between Nintendo of Europe and, the world's largest multinational network of exclusively free wi-fi hotspots, will allow Nintendo 3DS owners free access to over 5,000 wi-fi hotspots across 21 European countries.  Many of the popular fast food restaurants and leading hotel chains across Europe are part of's network including McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, Subway, Ibis Hotels, and Etap Hotels.

Connecting literally requires no effort.  Once in the hotspot, your Nintendo 3DS will automatically search for and connect to the internet via's access points across Europe.  Once connected, new content can be received automatically to your Nintendo 3DS system via SpotPass.

“With such an extensive European-wide Wi-Fi access network, partnering with made absolute sense," Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of European Marketing & PR at Nintendo of Europe, said.  "The access points are largely located in popular restaurants and hotels – places where Nintendo 3DS owners are likely to want, and to unwind in. We also urge all Nintendo 3DS owners to also take advantage of the latest System Update which has brought an array of new features and enhancements, including 3D video capture.”

Joseph Brunoli, Managing Director of Anacapa Holdings, Ltd., operators of the network, added: “Our extensive network of Wi-Fi hotspots across Europe will provide Nintendo 3DS users with a high speed, reliable service to help them make the most of their time while away from home. We are delighted to work with Nintendo and to announce this important partnership.”

[Electronic Theatre]

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