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The Secure WiFi application provides WiFi network encryption, creates seamless handoffs between WiFi and cellular networks, eliminates WiFi dead zones and reduces cellular video streaming buffering and stalls.
Secure WiFi is $2.00 per month and will automatically renew each month until you remove it.
Secure WiFi is available on Android phones running on 5.0 or higher.
An unsecured wireless connection is one you can access without a password. Public networks offered in cafes, retail stores and parks are often open and unsecured.
No, Secure WiFi does not encrypt data that is already secure. Double encryption and tunneling it to a VPN server can create app/service-related issues with services like banking and streaming video apps. This approach also has a lower device processor impact and runs more efficiently while consuming less battery.
This may occur for several reasons:
Your phone may be automatically connecting to WiFi networks that use the same name as a network, or is a network that you have connected to previously (e.g., Starbucks, CableWiFi, Boingo, etc.).
Yes. Secure WiFi monitors your network activity, so it can automatically detect when you connect to a WiFi network and protect your WiFi sessions when needed.
Secure WiFi has minimal battery impact.
There may be a slight reduction in WiFi speed due to the encryption used to protect your data.
No. Secure WiFi can be used anywhere you access a WiFi network.
The app will run in the background and you are able to see it is running in the notifications area at the top of your device. You will also see occasional notifications when status changes in the app and as you connect and Disconnect to WiFi.
Each feature can be turned on/off individually. Bonding and Secure operate while you are connected to WiFi and Optimize operates while you are connected to cellular.
Please download and update to the latest version of the Boost Mobile Secure WiFi app from the Google Play Store to ensure you have the best protection.
You can report an issue with Secure WiFi in the application by tapping More info and then tapping Report problem.
Yes, while on WiFi, as long as the Secure feature is enabled, your traffic is automatically encrypted, providing you the security you have come to expect without compromising your personal and sensitive data.
A few known VPN issues:
To temporarily disable the Secure WiFi VPN and use these apps and services follow these simple steps:
WiFi bonding will not change the way your WiFi network itself operates. Bonding will enhance the way your device behaves on WiFi by automatically detecting when there are problems with the WiFi connection.
If you have a poor WiFi signal or if the WiFi is too congested, it will simultaneously leverage cellular to boost your overall data performance.
This also helps with the “driveway problem,” where being at the edge of the WiFi may be unusable and it will make this transition seamless as you continue browsing or try using an application that requires immediate data while in a “dead zone.”
Select Settings then Notifications. Tap Secure WiFi. Select Turn off notifications to disable Secure WiFi notifications on your phone.
Please note, if you cancel your subscription you will not be able to subscribe again at this time.