Giveaway – WiFox App Provides WiFi Passwords for Airports Around the World

Have you ever been stuck with a long layover in an airport and been forced to pay for wifi access? Even worse are the schemes that tease you with 30 minutes of free wifi access and then rudely shut you off. If, like me, you believe that wifi should be a right rather than a privilege, you’ll be delighted to know about the new WiFox app for your smart phone. WiFox provides wifi passwords for more than 70 airports and airport lounges around the world, providing you with unlimited free wifi access.

Screens showing the available wifi networks in airports around the world, as they appear on the WiFox app
Screens showing the available wifi networks in airports around the world, as they appear on the WiFox app

The above photo shows the various screens in the app. In map view, you can tap any wifi icon where wireless information is available. Simply use the button to copy the password to the clipboard and paste into the airport network’s login screen. The map is available offline, so you don’t need an internet connection to use WiFox app when traveling.

The app is brand new and works through “crowdsourcing,” which means passwords are supplied by travelers and pilots as they discover them. Those passwords are then verified by the developer before being added to the map. As a user, you too will be able to add new passwords to WiFox. That means the list of passwords and airports, which is somewhat limited at the moment, will continue to grow over time. Users can also rate the wireless hotspot to let the developer know whether or not the connection worked. Learn more about the iOS app on the iTunes page for WiFox and the Android app on the Google Play page for WiFox.

The developer of the app (friend and fellow travel blogger, Anil Polat of has provided me with 20 free promo codes to give away to my readers (ten iOS and ten Android). The giveaway begins upon publication of this post and ends at midnight, Sunday, October 16, 2016.

To enter for your chance to win one of the 20 free codes, follow the instructions below:
The giveaway has now ended and winners have been notified. A big thank you to everyone who participated, and I do hope the winners will find the app to be useful.

Terms and conditions for the giveaway, aka “the fine print”

  1. The giveaway is open to all except employees and families of, WiFox, or
  2. The prize will consist of one of 20 voucher codes for the WiFox mobile app (ten for iOS operating systems and ten for Android systems)
  3. The giveaway closing date is midnight on Sat October 15, 2016 and any entries received after this cannot be accepted
  4. The winning entries will be selected at random after the closing date and the winner will be notified by email within three days
  5. If you are notified of a winning entry, you must confirm acceptance by email to claim your prize. If you do not reply to confirm acceptance within three days of being notified as a winner, we may offer your prize to someone else.
  6. By entering to the giveaway you agree that you may be added to the mailing lists of Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel, but you may unsubscribe at any time
  7. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and no cash equivalent may be offered

24 thoughts on “Giveaway – WiFox App Provides WiFi Passwords for Airports Around the World”

  1. There are other apps that provide this and so much more. Like FLIO. It has wifi access, but a brilliant amount of other useful and fun information too. And, it’s free.

  2. Looks like we have a mutual interest in travel – and friends! Mariellen is a lovely woman I had the chance to get to know a few years ago when I was judging a Canadian blog contest.

    Back to the app though: I’ve just returned from Japan where I had to send back pocket wifi before leaving for Haneda Airport. This app would’ve been brilliant to have access to. I do a fair amount of travelling to the US where airport wifi is spotty at best. Enter me please for the iOS version ?

    • Hi Ariana: Mariellen is indeed a lovely woman. We know one another virtually and have even spoken on the phone, but have not yet met in person. One of these days…. Good luck with the WiFox drawing!

  3. Just learned about this new app and am so excited! It would be SO handy and comforting to have this traveling companion with me in any airport!! I have an iOS phone. Thank you Barbara for this opportunity! 🙂

  4. Thanx once again for another excellent lesson in travel fitness, Barbara. An Android version for me, please, should I be one of the lucky ones.

  5. Hi. I have been following your blog for a while now. I love the way you write & enjoy your photos. I’d love to win one of the promo codes. I have an iPhone.

  6. I have an iOS iPhone. Thank you for this amazing blog. I refer to it often as I have started doing more solo trips and will continue to do more , thanks to this blog!


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