While both the supply and demand for reliable in-flight Wi-Fi service continues to grow, the facility still often comes with a hefty price tag. Providing a solution forÂ passengers who areÂ simply looking to stay connected without necessarily surfing the web or using data-consuming mobile apps, Gogo, a provider of broadband internet services for the aviation industry, is introducing a new service that will allow travelers to useÂ instant messaging apps at a relatively lower price of less than US$3. With access to popular apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, and iMessage, the messaging pass is available for purchase on mobile devices from a total of 12 Gogo-enabled airlines, including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Virgin America.
â€śWe realize that some passengers simply want to continue conversations and stay connected in flight, but donâ€™t necessarily want or need to utilize email or full web browsing,â€ť said Ash El Difrawi, Gogoâ€™s chief commercial officer.Â â€śOur messaging pass is a low-bandwidth solution that is offered at a lower price point than our internet service, making it the perfect solution for passengers who simply want to exchange messages with other app users on the ground.â€ť
For more information, visit Gogo.