Aircell is now letting flyers purchase a monthly subscription for its Gogo inflight Internet access service before they even get on the plane.
The service may now be purchased at the Gogo web site. Previously, the service could be purchased on the flight only.
To kick off the launch, Aircell is offering a promotional price of $19.95 for the first month, a 40% discount from the regular $34.95 price.
Gogo Subscription too Costly
We think Gogo’s monthly $34.95 price is too expensive and won’t fly.
A reasonable rate would be no more than $19.95 a month.
Launched in April 2010, Gogo Unlimited monthly subscription provides travelers unlimited Internet via any Wi-Fi enabled device on all Gogo-equipped flights.
Aircell says the monthly subscription can be canceled at any time. Thank God, there are no yearly or two-year contracts like the ripoff cellphone contracts.
Besides the unlimited monthly subscription, Aircell offers Gogo passes for single flight segments that start at $4.95.
Gogo is currently available on all AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights and on select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines flights.
Aircell rival Row 44 is providing the technology for Southwest Airlines.