GoGo Inflight Internet Review

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Hello all,

I don't think I've ever seen anything posted here on this, so I figured I would add a quick review of GoGo Internet.

I'm currently posting this from 38,000 feet over Idaho on Delta 2849.. Detroit to Seattle on a 737-800. As for general web browsing it works great. Speedtest.net reported .3 to .5 MBPS download speeds - not bad for over 7 miles in the air. News, gmail, tripadvisor, flyertalk, all work fine on my netbook.

It will not work for streaming video like Hulu or Netflix. The lag is just too much. I was able to watch part of the Montreal hockey game on a sports feed site. I was also able to get some low quality youtube stuff to play.

Pricey as I spent $13 for 24 hours of access. Kept me entertained for the last five hours at least.

Thank you

I did not find the right solution from the internet
References : 

https://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g1-i12530-k4022900-o40-GoGo_Inflight_Internet_Review-Travel_Gad...
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Posted 4 months ago

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Old Labs

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And here you're experience is identical to that guy's over on Trip Advisor of some 7+ years ago - either that or your flight never landed - I found the solution on the Internet.     
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Stephen Rice

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I've only used in-flight internet once and it was because I had to send a message to someone on the ground that my flight would be arriving late. Other than to send a critical message to someone, she was my ride from the airport, I don't see why people can't relax and unplug for a couple of hours in the air.

Of course, if they are willing to pay tons of money for it, then it's good for us shareholders.
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Old Labs

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If you were stuck on a flight for 7+ years that was originally scheduled from Detroit to Seattle and it finally wound up landing in Las Vegas last night, you'd be looking for some entertainment also - but GoGo and Delta made a fortune off this guy ;)

On the bright side Viasat now knows where to go for blockchain advertising and marketing of Viasat-2 plans from a reliable source; and now I'm left with a sudden craving for canned meat byproducts. 
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Oh I think that was just Flight 33 trying to make it home after a long detour to the Twilight Zone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odyssey_of_Flight_33
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I used GoGo on my trip to Denver, pretty much the same as my home service (Same Modem IP as well FYI) My poor iphone still has the GoGo logo for the Modem Stats page LOL.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Has anyone been able to use Viasat on their flight? Gogo isn't us but we just scored a deal with United that was announced today! So chances of having that option the next time you're flying is growing. Most of my flights tend to be 2 hour hops, except for flying to Belgium 2 years ago (but I just watched TV) so I personally haven't been able to try Viasat or that other one.
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Old Labs

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The original poster should be able to share his experience on his return flight scheduled on United - if history holds, look for it in about 7 years...

I never use the internet when flying - ever since that flight with William Shatner, I always ask for a window seat so I can keep an eye on the wing at all times.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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This came up in Jeopardy! recently and my wife insisted it was John Lithgow in "Nightmare at 30,000 feet" and not a young Bill Shatner. Lithgow played the part in the Twilight Zone reboot some years later.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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made a good joke in 3rd Rock from the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTNOihQnqVQ
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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As Brad noted, we just announced the addition of our service on at least 58 more United aircraft, adding to quite a few already in service in the U.S. You'll also see our service on most JetBlue flights and, coming soon, quite a few American. Since it's not always clear which service you're on, one way to check is to go to a site like www.whoismyisp.org and you'll see. Compared to daveollmers experience, you should be able to stream video pretty well with Viasat service in the air. 
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Oh good catch! Thanks 
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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I mean this could still be a useful jump-off point for a conversation about in-flight WiFi.....and maybe that Twilight Zone episode
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Old Labs

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Now my comments make sense??
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;-)
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Old Labs

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Except of course for a curious reference to a now missing link  - I guess you had to be there ;)
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Removed the spam link now that it's been established this was likely a spambot, however by all means feel free to bounce off of it if you've used our inflight WiFi or to talk about internet on planes. We like talking about and reading about that sort of thing.
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