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One Hour of Free Inflight WiFi from T-Mobile

Got a smartphone and T-Mobile service? Traveling on a Gogo-equipped airline flight? If so, you’ll be entitled to a free hour of inflight WiFi, on every flight, beginning on June 13. In addition, T-Mobile customers will enjoy unlimited texting, picture messaging, and access to Visual Voicemail on Gogo-equipped flights.

The new perk is part of T-Mobile’s quest to establish itself as the preferred mobile service for travelers, overseas travelers in particular. The company’s Simple Choice plan can be configured to include unlimited data and texting in more than 140 countries, and calls cost a very reasonable 20 cents a minute.

For shorter flights, an hour of free WiFi is all that many travelers need, and represents a welcome savings over paying for the privilege. And the unlimited texting makes a good deal even better.


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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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