Today, we are announcing a new way for you to stay connected in the air with our messaging pass. The messaging pass allows you to access familiar messaging applications like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, iMessage and other popular services on your mobile device.
The messaging pass can only be purchased on mobile devices and can be purchased in the same way you buy an Internet session in-flight – by launching your mobile browser and selecting “Messaging Pass” from the in-flight portal home page. The messaging pass is priced at under $3.00 and is available on most Gogo equipped flights in the U.S. and Canada.
“We realize that some passengers simply want to continue conversations and stay connected in flight, but don’t necessarily want or need to utilize email or full web browsing,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief commercial officer. “Our 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.”