ITASCA, Ill., March 24 / PRNewswire / -- Aircell, the world's leading provider of airborne communications, will offer free Gogo® Inflight Internet service for up to six months to owners of T-Mobile USA's new HTC HD2 – the ultimate entertainment device with the largest smartphone touch screen on the market. The HTC HD2 is available for purchase beginning today, March 24, and this special offer is valid for six months from registration or until June 30, 2011, whichever comes first.
HTC HD2 users will be able to make plane time their time by accessing Gogo Inflight Internet for free on their device, allowing them to keep up with email, shop, connect with friends through social media, and surf the Web – all at cruising altitude. To access Gogo on the HTC HD2, users simply select the Gogo Inflight Internet bookmark under the "favorites" menu and register to start the free service period.
"Aircell is constantly striving to partner with companies that can enrich the inflight experience," said Aircell President and CEO Michael Small. "With the newest smartphone from T-Mobile, we can provide our customers with a simple, yet powerful way to stay connected, even at 35,000 feet."
This new offering from Aircell for T-Mobile customers spotlights a growing trend of travelers using Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices while flying. In fact, 30% of visitors access the Gogo Inflight Portal from Wi-Fi enabled smartphones.
Starting at $4.95 per session, Gogo is available on more than 760 commercial aircraft and over 2,600 daily flights in the Continental U.S. The service will continue to roll out on additional routes and airline partners throughout 2010 and beyond.
Aircell® is the world's leading provider of airborne communications. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell Network and its inflight portal, Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay in touch, in flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit www.aircell.com .
Gogo®, powered by Aircell, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access. Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the Web, check e-mail, instant message, access a corporate VPN and more. For more information about Gogo, please visit www.gogoinflight.com . You can also follow 'gogoInflight' on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/gogoinflight ) and Facebook ( www.facebook.com/gogoinflight ).
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