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Old 10-24-2012, 02:51 PM
Jerko Jerko is offline
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Originally Posted by Foulke You View Post
I also had no luck connecting to the Boing wifi hotspot as well. 4G coverage in the ballpark is also pretty much non-existent. Social media interaction is huge for many younger fans, casual fans, and ESPECIALLY female fans. My wife always expresses her disappointment that her photos/check-ins don't upload until after the Sox game is long over. It's a big deal to a lot of people to be able to do use sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tout, etc. during a ballgame. I sat behind a group of girls in the bleachers who took their pictures after the Sox beat the Tigers in September and they each spent 5 min trying to upload the photo to no avail. I had to explain to them that US Cellular Field is a black hole for cell phone coverage. The Sox need to understand that people want to interact with their friends, brag that they are at the game, etc. As others have pointed out, it is FREE MARKETING for the team when fans check into YOUR product and post pictures from YOUR ballpark. The Sox seem to be slow in recognizing its importance in today's marketplace.
Closer to the end of the season, if I ignored the wifi and used the 4g it seemed to work on the first shot. I was at Bacardi a few Sundays ago, and there was free wifi in there (their own, not the Boingo), and it worked like a charm. I'm not a wifi expert by any means, but maybe by next season that will be improved?
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