It looks like we may soon see more availability of wifi access on board US flights. That, and the use of our cell phones for calls and SMS (txt messaging).
Delta recently announced its pursuit to provide wifi access on all domestic flights by next year. Note, *all*. Although many carriers have tested wifi on board already, they’re only scattered on specific flights or aircraft models. Delta comes in around $10 per flight. Others range from free to $30 per flight.
For the tech at heart, the article talks a bit about the technology used (ground to air!). I’ve also read others are using a satellite type connection.
Now, do you really want the guy next to you yelling at his phone during your quiet time? I think that’s the hot topic.
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I sure talk about Google a lot. Honestly, Google does a lot for me. I am extremely happy with their services. However, Google does a lot more than just provide great search results. Here are some other useful things you can put in the search box:
• “What time is it in Chicago” – returns local time in Chicago
You can mix and match these with the TXT service options from my last tip as well. Here are many more examples from Google: http://www.google.com/help/features.html