Tuesday, February 01, 2011

GoGo Inflight Internet and Ford Team Up To Bring Complimentary Facebook Access On Airtran Flights

This is an interesting development.

I've used GoGo Inflight Internet. It's not too bad. The connection drops on occasion, but hey, it's satellite, right? But you can surf while you fly, and post stuff on Facebook. And chat on Facebook, and . . . wait. Facebook access for free?

I'll do that in a heart beat, even WITH ads!

Sign me up! Oh, wait. I'm already signed up with GoGo. You need an account to use it.


GoGo Inflight Internet is amazing, but it’s sort of costly and not something the casual traveler would use. But what if you could access just Facebook? For Free? Yeah, that’s what GoGo and Ford are bringing to all Airtran flights this month.

All passengers need to do is open up a web browser and click on the Ford/Facebook banner for access. No doubt there will be additional ads and general silliness involved, but second to live TV, Facebook is probably the best airplane time sink. GoGo no doubts hopes giving a bit of free bandwidth away will result in more subscribers and Ford, well, they want you to buy their cars. You’re obviously not required to do either. Steal all the bandwidth you want. [Facebook via MobileTechReview]