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T-Mobile’s Flight Messaging Includes WhatsApp, Messenger and More

If there wasn’t another reason to switch over. T-Mo’s in-flight messaging now supports six of the most popular messaging services including Facebook Messenger, iMessage and WhatsApp.

I was totally taking advantage of T-Mobile’s free hour of in-flight Wi-Fi when I got a sexy little notification at the end of my session notifying me that I could get free messaging for the rest of the flight. This is one of those little things very few people know about but makes for a nice real-life Easter egg.

Click to see full screenshot.

Click to see full screenshot.

A few popular ones weren’t on the list, so we thought we’d test it out with a few folks a lot closer to Earth. In addition to the stated apps, Messenger and Google Voice are also supported. Normal texting is also included.

Supported apps:

  • Facebook Messenger*
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Voice*
  • iMessage
  • Texting
  • WhatsApp
  • Viber

*There aren’t officially supported but worked very well on a Virgin America flight.

So there you go: Knock yourself out and save $2.95. Lol.



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