US Mobile launches unlimited inflight connectivity Wi-Fi plan


A Virgin America aircraft - one of the airlines working with US Mobile

A Virgin America aircraft

US Mobile has launched an unlimited WiFi plan that it says allows users to connect to hotspots located almost everywhere on the ground and in the sky on 20 leading airlines including Delta, American Airlines, and Virgin America.

US Mobile’s Founder and CEO, Ahmed Khattak, said: “With more than 35 million hotspots in the US, customers can basically use our Wi-Fi plans everywhere – airports, trains, hotels, cafes, and outdoors.

Customers will also enjoy in-flight connectivity on all the major airlines at a more affordable price than what the airlines and other comparative services are offering.

This Unlimited Wi-Fi plan is a game-changer when you travel abroad. Instead of paying for international roaming, which can be quite costly, you have a whole network of hotspots ready to be used anywhere in the world.”

The new offer includes a $10 Unlimited Inflight WiFi Plan. Users pay a flat fee for unlimited WiFi, which they can use in the US and abroad, in the sky and on the ground.

Get Connected” asked US Mobile how the system works on an aircraft.

It said: “Users buy and activate a Wi-Fi plan at www.usmobile.com/wifi and download the app prior to departure.

Once in the air, they will be able to see and connect to available hotspots on their chosen device. For example, if they are using an iPhone they go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Wi-Fi’.”

Asked if this works independently of the inflight connectivity offerings from Gogo, Panasonic, Global Eagle, ViaSat and Inmarsat, they said yes it does.

The US Mobile web site says that users need to download an app from Apple iTunes or Google Play.

This is the “iPass SmartConnect” app that offers “simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device”.

It says: “With millions of Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, iPass keeps you connected in airports, airplanes, hotels, trains, public venues, and your local café.”

According to the iPass website it currently works with both Gogo and Panasonic Avionics on domestic and international flights.

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US Mobile launches unlimited inflight connectivity Wi-Fi plan was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by Steve Nichols
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