Market leader Aircell's Gogo Wi-Fi service is available on all AirTran and Virgin America flights and on select Air Canada, American, Delta, Unitedand US Airways aircraft, with Alaska Airlines, Continental and Frontier adding Gogo in 2010. Southwest Airlines is working with a competitor calledRow 44. TheNew York Times, however, reports people haven't exactly been lining up toconnect to in-flight Wi-Fi. Gogo has rolled out a $35 unlimited-use, 30-day subscriptionplan for frequent travelers that can be used across multiple airlines.Meanwhile, Aircell's also holding seminarsto inform business aircraft operators about the three high-speed datanetworks for aviation - Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, Ku-band satellite and Aircellhigh-speed Internet, and no, Aircell isn't offering service on them all.
Wherever you look these days, a new mobile hotspot alternative is popping up, from so-called MiFi devices, wireless routers that are getting smaller and smaller, to applications that allow you to share your connection among devices, to gear specially designed for use in planes and cars. Click through to find out how to get connected.
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