Gogo, the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, has introduced a new way for passengers to stay connected in the air with its new messaging pass. Gogo’s messaging pass allows passengers to access familiar messaging applications like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, iMessage and other popular messaging services on their mobile devices.
The messaging pass can only be purchased on mobile devices and can be purchased in the same way a passenger purchases an Internet session – 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.”