T-Mobile has partnered with GoGo for in-flight WiFi texting with no limits. Starting September 17, T-Mobile will be taking service to new heights with free in-flight texting, picture messaging, and access to T-Mobile Visual Voicemail. It’s a brand new, exclusive partnership with Gogo®, only for T-Mobile customers.

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T-Mobile recently came out with amazing news that your mobile phone can be used in 120+ countries around the world for free! A limited amount of data usage is free, texting is free, and phone calls are only $0.20 per minute. Now, T-Mobile is stepping it up another notch by announcing free in-flight texting! This is an awesome idea and it seems like this only applies to GoGo ready phones, such as:

  • Samsung Note® 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S®
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant™
  • Samsung Note 3
  • HTC One® M7
  • HTC One M8
  • LG G3
  • Apple iPhone 5c – iOS8 will be available 9/17
  • Apple iPhone 5s – iOS8 will be available 9/17

And many more, coming soon.

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I think phone calls on an airplane would be the most annoying thing for passengers to deal with. You’re trying to sleep, read a book, enjoy a movie, and you have someone chatting away next to you the entire flight. I’m glad phone calls are still banned, but texting on the other hand, doesn’t bother anyone and it’s a great way to stay connected while aboard a long flight.

Instructions:

Once you’re on-board

1.  Follow the instructions from your cabin crew to hear when the Gogo service is available.

2.  Turn on Wi-Fi and make sure you’re connected to the ‘gogoinflight’ Wi-Fi network

3.  Launch your browser and click on the T-Mobile banner at the bottom of the page

4.  Click the “Get Started” button and follow the instructions for CAPTCHA

6.  Your device should connect automatically connect to T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling.  You’ll know you’re connected when…
Android Users:  You should see a WFC icon, , in the upper left corner
iPhone Users: Your network indicator should say “T-Mobile Wifi”

7.  Start texting!

Are you planning on using this service? Comment below if you think T-Mobile is breaking the barrier of phone use when traveling abroad. Is this enough to make you switch your service to T-Mobile?

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