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T-Mobile becomes first mobile carrier to offer free in-flight texting

T-Mobile just announced a partnership with Gogo by offering customers free in-flight text messaging and more!

T-Mobile Free inflight Texting

If you’re not already a T-Mobile customer, then their latest announcement may give you a reason to switch. The company announced on Tuesday that they will start to offer customers free in-flight texting, picture messaging, and access to T-Mobile visual voicemail.

The company teamed up with Gogo, the WiFi service provided to air travelers on US domestic flights. As expected, the feature will only be available on Gogo equipped US airlines.
In order to capitalize on this unique free service, you’ll need a somewhat newer phone. Here’s a list of phones that will be compatible with T-Mobile’s free in-flight texting with Gogo:
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 5s
  • Apple iPhone 5c
  • HTC One M8
  • LG G3
  • Nokia Lumia 635
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant™
  • Samsung Galaxy Light™
  • Samsung Galaxy S®5
  • Samsung Galaxy S®4
  • Samsung Note® 4
  • Samsung Note® 3
  • ZTE Concord II
“With free in-flight texting, T-Mobile’s network is being virtually extended all over the sky thanks to Wi-Fi. And today, we’re doing the same thing on the ground. It’s Wi-Fi unleashed and it’s like adding a million towers to your network in a single day. Calling and texting, from any Wi-Fi connection, takes coverage beyond cellular—from the sky to your basement.”

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