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Credit Cards That Offer Free Wi-Fi Access

Credit Cards That Offer Free Wi-Fi Access

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Some 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone of some kind, according to a Pew Research Center survey released in February 2018. And three-quarters of U.S. adults have desktop or laptop computers, while roughly half own tablets and around 25% possess e-reader devices.

That’s a lot of devices that need Wi-Fi access, whether you’re on the road or at home. For those who need coverage, there are 11 credit cards that offer members free Wi-Fi in the air and on the ground. We take a look at these cards offering versions of this perk and reveal what you have to do to get it. We’ll also outline the other travel-related benefits that come with these cards.

Cards that offer free Wi-Fi on flights

Crystal® Visa Infinite® Credit Card

  • After registering a card, cardmembers get free Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi covering up to 12 flight segments a year. At $19 for 24 hours of in-flight Wi-Fi, this adds up to $228 a year. Other travel benefits that come with the card, with its $400 annual fee, include: a yearly $250 airline credit; an up to $550 credit for an airline lounge membership; a $100 airfare credit; an up to $100 credit to cover Global Entry or TSA Precheck enrollment fees; trip cancellation/trip interruption protection; lost luggage reimbursement; travel and emergency assistance; trip delay reimbursement; and travel accident insurance.

Expedia®+ Voyager Card from Citi

  • The Expedia®+ Voyager Card from Citi, with its $95 annual fee, comes with a $100 yearly credit that can be used to pay for travel incidentals, including in-flight Wi-Fi — that gets you five 24-hour Gogo Wi-Fi passes. It can also be used for checked bags, in-flight entertainment and refreshments and Global Entry or TSA Precheck enrollment fees.

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature® card

  • If you have the U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature® card, with an annual fee of $0 intro* for the first year, then $49*, you get 12 free Gogo® inflight Wi-Fi passes a year, worth $228. There’s also a $25 airline allowance per air travel award ticket that can be used for baggage fees, in-flight food and drinks or a seat upgrade.

Cards that offer free Wi-Fi at hotels

Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express

  • For a $450 annual fee, cardmembers get automatic Diamond elite status, which includes free premium in-room Wi-Fi access. The card also comes with an annual $250 airline credit, a Priority Pass Select airport lounge membership, baggage insurance and travel accident insurance.

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

  • 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2 points on all other eligible purchases.

  • Receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary.*

Highlights
  • Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.  
  • Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2 points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass™ Select membership.

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  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.

  • Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.

  • 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.

Highlights
  • Welcome Offer: Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping. 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status with your Card. Plus, earn Gold Elite status after making $35,000 in eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Terms apply.
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  • The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card offer free in-room, premium internet access when staying at participating Marriott hotels. The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, with its $450 annual fee, comes with travel accident insurance and a baggage insurance plan that covers eligible lost, damaged, or stolen baggage. The same travel benefits come with the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, with an annual fee of $125. Terms apply.

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World of Hyatt Credit Card

  • Earn up to 60,000 Bonus Points - Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent.

  • Earn up to 9 points total per $1 spent at Hyatt - 4 Bonus Points per $1 when you use your card at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 from Hyatt as a World of Hyatt member

  • No Foreign Transaction Fee

Highlights
  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent
  • Get 1 free night each year after your Cardmember anniversary at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort
  • Enjoy complimentary World of Hyatt Discoverist status for as long as your account is open
  • Receive 5 tier qualifying night credits towards status after account opening, and each year after that for as long as your account is open
  • Earn an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel if you spend $15,000 in a calendar year
  • Earn 2 qualifying night credits towards tier status every time you spend $5,000 on your card
  • Earn up to 9 points total for Hyatt stays – 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 from Hyatt as a World of Hyatt member
  • Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships

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  • You receive automatic Discoverist status with this card, which includes free premium in-room internet where available. The card, with its {$95 annual fee, also comes with trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance, baggage delay insurance and lost luggage reimbursement.

The information related to the Crystal® Visa Infinite® Credit Card, the Expedia®+ Voyager Card from Citi, the U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature® card, and the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express has been independently collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuers of these cards prior to publication. Terms apply to American Express credit card offers. See americanexpress.com for more information. These offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or are no longer available.


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