• T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock

    T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock

    T-Mobile had another of its un-carrier events today, which now have so many regular giveaways they are starting to look like an episode of Oprah. First, the company announced that every current T-Mobile account holder on a postpaid plan will get one share of common stock in the company, which is currently worth about $43. New qualifying customers will also get one share once they sign up… Read More

  • American Airlines strikes a deal with ViaSat to bring satellite WiFi to 100 planes

    American Airlines strikes a deal with ViaSat to bring satellite WiFi to 100 planes

    American Airlines has gone non-Gogo, striking a deal with Southern Californian communications company ViaSat to bring satellite-powered WiFi to 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts by September of next year. The deal comes in the wake of some fairly tense dealings between the airline and Gogo, whose traditional in-flight WiFi speeds (and near ubiquity) have been a source of frustration for passengers… Read More

  • American Airlines Sues Gogo Over Slow Inflight Wi-Fi

    American Airlines Sues Gogo Over Slow Inflight Wi-Fi

    Remember the first time you connected to WiFi on a commercial flight? It was awesome! But now, almost 10 years later, data-obsessed passengers are getting sick of the slow Gogo-enabled WiFi found on most domestic flights. Luckily, at least one airline is finally doing something about it. On Friday American Airlines filed a lawsuit in a Texas court asking a judge to allow the company to… Read More

  • Gogo Opens Up Its APIs To Allow Developers To Build Better In-Flight Apps

    Gogo Opens Up Its APIs To Allow Developers To Build Better In-Flight Apps

    Now that most airlines allow you to use your mobile devices during flights and many offer Wi-Fi on their planes, it’s no surprise that we are also seeing more applications that enable that in-flight use. Most major U.S. airlines use Gogo to power their on-board connectivity, and the company obviously wants to encourage people to sign up for its service. Its latest effort to get people… Read More

  • Gogo Granted Spectrum Approval In Canada, Will Take Flight In 2013

    Gogo Granted Spectrum Approval In Canada, Will Take Flight In 2013

    Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service will soon be heading to the Great White North. Launched just over four years ago, Gogo announced today that it has been granted a subordinate spectrum license in Canada. (They’ve leased spectrum from SkySurf, in case you were wondering.) Cell site construction will begin in the 4th quarter of this year and will operate on the same frequency… Read More

  • In-Flight Wi-Fi Company Gogo Files For $100 Million IPO

    In-Flight Wi-Fi Company Gogo Files For $100 Million IPO

    In-Flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo has just filed for an IPO, and will raise as much as $100 million in a public offering. Gogo, which has raised over $500 million in funding, provides in-flight connectivity to nine of the ten North American airlines that provide internet access, including Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines, US Airways, Frontier Airlines and Air… Read More

  • Gilt Groupe And Gogo To Offer Exclusive In-Flight Deals To WiFi Users

    Well this is interesting. Gilt Groupe is partnering with in-flight wifi provider Gogo to offer passengers exclusive in-air deals on the flash sales site. So when you log-on to Gogo WiFi on any Delta, United, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines and US Airways planes, you can find exclusive deals on Gilt. You’ll also be able to access Gilt for free (as opposed to paying the $4.95 minimum price… Read More

  • Gogo Inflight Is Actually Making Money

    According to a BusinessInsider interview, Gogo in-flight wireless is doing well and just raised another $35 million in capital to keep the lights on and the in-flight Wi-Fi flowing. Aircell, Gogo’s parent company, says that the service served 3 million sessions between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Google offered free Gogo on all flights during this period. Read More

  • Free In-Flight Facebook Comes To More Airlines

    The free in-flight Facebook access we mentioned yesterday is expanding to several other major airlines. Good news if you don’t mind a few Ford ads getting in the way of your pokes. Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska Airlines are all on the list now. No Southwest, which means I’ll be flying a lot more Southwest. I get on… Read More

  • Buy The Junk We Refuse To Cover: Shop Skymall.com For Free From The Sky

    Gogo Inflight and SkyMall are teaming up to offer the junk that we refuse to cover or, if we do cover, we write about with tongue firmly in cheek. That’s right: next time you turn on your computer on AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines, you can access Skymall.com for free. Plus! Get this! If you spend $125 or more on a wine bottle chiller or… Read More

  • T-Mobile gives an HTC HD2 reminder, now with more fun!

    Last week, T-Mobile teased us all with a little jab on Twitter about the HTC HD2 that it will be shipping soon. It was exciting and, to be frank, it made me a little antsy. As promised, T-Mobile announced new features for the HD2 at Mobile World Congress today and I’ve gotta say, it isn’t all that thrilling. Read More

  • Gogo internet to be available on Continental Airlines flights soon

    The airline WiFi roll-out continues! Next up is Continental installing Gogo service in 21 of its 757-300 planes by the second quarter of 2010. Prices will start at $4.95, but depending on the flight’s length, can cost a bit more. This is clearly the most exciting news of the day. Read More

  • United Airlines & Gogo offering try-before-you-buy in-flight Wifi promo

    Several airlines have been offering Wifi for a while now. United Airlines wants to ensure that people are actually trying it out and so through the end of the year, you can get one free session if you create a new account with Aircell’s Gogo Inflight. The offer is only good on United’s 757-200 flights between New York Kennedy and the airline’s Los Angeles and San Francisco hubs. Read More

  • US Airways catches up to 2009, rolling out Gogo in 2010

    Congrats to US Airways for striking up a deal with Aircell to deploy Gogo on their fleet of 50 A321 aeroplanes. Condolences to the hard working folks who will have to wait until 2010 to use the in-flight Wi-Fi service. Read More

  • Aircell now offers Gogo pricing for shorter flights

    Any in-flight Wi-Fi fans in the audience? Listen up, kids. Aircell announced new pricing for their Gogo service today and it applies to those flying extremely short distances, like 1.5 hours. If you’re on a flight that’s less than 1.5 hours you’ll be forking over $6 and those of you looking for a 24-hour pass will have to shell over $13. That is all. Read More

  • American Airlines to expand fleet with Aircell's Gogo service

    Aircell and American Airlines have just announced that the domestic carrier will continue to deploy Gogo throughout 300 planes in the next two years. Starting this year, AA will outfit 150 MD-80 aircrafts followed by Boeing 737-800s. Gogo is currently available on non-stop AA flights originating from JFK to SFO, LAX and MIA. Flights longer than three hours cost $13 while flights shorter than… Read More

  • Live from 35k feet! [Update 2]

    Come chat with me on Ustream on my Virgin America flight and watch people walk by! I’ll be turning on my camera every hour or so and I’ll be chatting live from 35,000 feet. I’ll also be IMing with Virgin America’s IFE engineer James Weatherson around 6PM PT today and I’ll post a transcript. He’s in charge of the Red entertainment system on-board all VA… Read More

  • Aircell now offering mobile phone pricing for Gogo service

    Aircell has reduced the price of their in-flight Wi-Fi service Gogo to $7.95 for users who just want to connect their handheld devices. Let’s face it, when you’re stuck in coach on an American flight, you don’t want to pull out your laptop only to have it crushed by the passenger in front of you. Gogo is currently available on American Airlines, Delta and Virgin America… Read More

  • Alaska Airlines starts testing satellite-based Wi-Fi services [Update]

    Alaska Airlines has announced that they’ve started testing Row 44’s satellite-based Wi-Fi service on a handful of Boeing 737-700s. The first trial flight will take place between Seattle and San Jose (leaves Seattle at 2:20 PT today and returns on Flight 329 from San Jose back to Seattle) and the service will be free for 60 days. After today that aircraft will shift routes… Read More

  • Virgin America launches service to Boston [Update]

    Virgin America, my favorite domestic airline, is launching service to and from Boston today with three daily routes from LA and two daily routes from San Francisco. This is important for those traveling between Boston and California because all flights to and from Boston are equipped with Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service. Update: We’ve got a list of all Wi-Fi-enabled VA… Read More