It's the last thing anyone wants on a lengthy airline trip: a nosy neighbor in the next seat over who just won't stop talking to you. Unless you're rude (I'm not) or clever enough to pretend you're deaf (I'm not) you'll likely be trapped in conversation with them for the better part of your trip. But if you're flying certain Delta
Gogo will do nothing for those hoping to use cell phones during cross-country sit-a-thons. Only laptop leaders like me and, well, most every other business traveler in the world will benefit from Gogo. The one restriction: Skype and other voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) services aren't permitted.
Still, it's a big step for a technology that's been stuck in infancy until the prices and equipment hit the necessary sweet spot. Now that they are -- Gogo will charge $9.95 for connectivity on flights shorter than three hours, and $12.95 for all others -- airlines are eager to offer in-flight Wi-Fi. Virgin America has committed to Gogo. JetBlue
What's that you asked, sir? Oh, yes, what do I do. I write. And I need to get back to it now that I'm connected. Enjoy the rest of the flight.
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