Gogo Unveils Low-cost In-flight Texting Service

By Jeremy Del Nero on 12 November 2013
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DSC_0444Gogo announced Gogo Text & Talk, a service that allows passengers to send and receive calls and texts while in flight.

The service makes use of Gogo’s in-flight Wi-Fi Internet and a smartphone app.  The free app will be made available for iOS and Android devices when service launches.

Texting through the app will be operational once the Gogo system turns on at 10,000 feet.  While Gogo doesn’t see the talk product as being viable for U.S. carriers, according to Steve Nolan, director of communications, it does foresee its use by international airlines and business aviation.

The service will be offered separately from Gogo’s in-flight Wi-Fi service and Nolan said it will cost “significantly less” as well.

Gogo’s Text & Talk service was first introduced in August for Gogo Biz subscribers with an applicable plan.

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