September 27, 2017

Delta to Offer Free In-Flight Text Messaging

Tiffany Hsu – The New York Times:

Wi-Fi rarely comes cheap for airline passengers. But Delta Air Lines is about to offer one form of connection at no charge: text messages.

The airline said on Wednesday that it would offer free mobile messaging on flights beginning Sunday.

This is huge for people who, like me, having sampled in-flight WiFi only to realize that the last anonymous, too-loud-too-chat refuge had fallen to universal connectivity, opted out while still wishing we could dash off the odd text message. It’s the perfect compromise between being as far away from the rest of humanity (other than the people on your flight, whom you cannot hear) as commonly possible, and as connected to everyone as if you’d never left home.

Hey United Airlines, are you paying attention?

#Delta #United #messaging #inflight

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