Last month we reported that Southwest Airlines would be offering its passengers gate-to-gate WiFi as part of the FAA’s new ruling where personal electronic devices could be used during all stages of the flight. However this also meant that passengers would have to pay to use inflight WiFi services, which is currently priced at $8 for all-day usage. Well if you don’t need to use all aspects of the WiFi, such as you just need to use the internet for messaging, Southwest Airlines has announced that beginning today, Southwest Airlines will be offering iOS users the ability to send iMessages for just $2 a day.
Basically what this means is that your connectivity will be limited to just sending and receiving iMessages, which we guess is a fair deal if you want to kill some time during the flight. As for Android users, Southwest Airlines has promised that something similar will be headed their way come 2014. “Don’t worry Android users, we’ll be showing you the LUV soon. Tell us what your favorite Android-based messaging apps are and we’ll ask Santa to make it happen early in 2014!” What do you guys think of Southwest Airlines’ move? Is this a service you would be glad to pay for were you to fly their airlines?
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