How to get Free In-Flight Gogo Wifi

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As I sit here at Dulles Airport waiting for my flight to JFK (following a diversion from Abu Dhabi to IAD instead of JFK yesterday due to the “bomb cyclone“), I wanted to rev myself back up with a quick post about something I’ve been loving lately: free in-flight Wifi.

I have a T-Mobile cell phone. I have it not because their actual phone service quality is the best, but because of the value they provide. Not only do I get unlimited domestic data with personal hotspot tethering, I also get unlimited international data in 140+ other countries. I pay $70 a month. It’s fantastic. And on top of that, they have what they call T-Mobile Tuesdays, where they give you free stuff every Tuesday. Things like free bowls of food at Panda Express or $5 movie tickets or free Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards.

But wait, there’s more….

With your T-Mobile account, you also get one hour of free Gogo in-flight Wifi. And if you upgrade to the T-Mobile One Plus plan for $10 more a month, you get UNLIMITED in-flight Wi-fi.  So basically, an hour per flight for free or unlimited for $10 a month. Way better than any actual Gogo plan!

But wait, there’s EVEN more….

You see, you are only supposed to be able to use this on your cell phone. It’s intended to be a cell phone perk to use on your phone. But would you like to use it on your laptop instead?  I know a way around that and have been using wifi in-flight with this deal on my laptop without a problem, but I don’t think it’s wise to discuss that on a public page… so I’m writing a post about this on the private MilesTalk Facebook group. Just click over and join and I’ll fill you in on how to use this on your laptop.

Don’t yet have T-Mobile and feel like giving me a high five for telling you about this? Send me your name and cell phone number and I can pop you into my refer-a-friend screen on the T-Mobile website. You get the same deal and I get a $50 bill credit.