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Delta is joining Alaska and offering free messaging to passengers. According to the Delta News website, effective October 1, 2017, passengers flying on Delta aircraft equipped with Gogo Wi-Fi capabilities will be able to access free messaging.
Which Messaging Services Can You Use
While the offering doesn't include all messaging platforms, Gogo and Delta have the big ones covered:
- iMessage (Apple iPhone/iPad)
- Facebook Messenger
The new service will only support text communications, and you will be unable to send or receive picture messages, image files, or use the call function of the application.
Other Wi-Fi Options
This latest move by Delta is a step in the right direction, however, there are other ways you can benefit from free Wi-Fi onboard Aircraft. T-Mobile offers its customers a 1-hour free Gogo Wi-Fi pass, while T-Mobile One can have Gogo connectivity for the duration of the flight.
You can also get 10 Gogo in-flight passes per year if you hold The Business Platinum® Card from American Express. Alternatively, you can pick up 12 Gogo in-flight passes to use on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, and Virgin America if you hold the FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature® Card.
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