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    Wifi on a plane!

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    Sitting on a flight using onboard Wifi with my 8320!

    Wasn't sure if the Blackberry services would work because we have to pipe through American's gogo service. But it works - getting my emails and even using BBM with a friend!
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    We've come a long way!

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    This was $7.95 for the flight on the Blackberry. I think I did see something like $12.99 for laptops if the flight was over a certain length.

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    Holy! What next? Snakes on a plane?...ok sorry couldn't resist!
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    Not that I think it should be free, but $7.95!? I think that's a little steep...especially when most of the flights I take are less than 2 hours.

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    Yeah, it seems high when you think about it like that. The way air travel is going though regarding add on costs, it seems par for the course. e.g., no more meals. On my flight they wanted $10 for a sandwich and chips, $3 for a cookie (!), $6 for alcoholic beverages, and $15 for a checked bag. Compared to that, $7.95 for my 4 hour flight to keep me occupied didn't seem THAT bad!

    I think they said the laptop cost was lower if the flight was shorter. Smartphone/Blackberry cost was $7.95 no matter the length.

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    One thing that confused me: from what I heard, using a BB over WiFi without a data plan, which I was essentially doing - would not let me access things like push email, BBM, etc. However, I was able to do that just fine.

    Was it because I'm with T-Mobile and when I hooked up to WiFi, it switched over to UMA (it did show UMA, although I wasn't sure if that's just the default when connected with WiFi)? Essentially using my "data plan" even though it was going through WiFi? Assuming that's the case, would it be necessary, and is it even possible, to turn that part of it off? The gogo service claimed it would not allow any VOIP, etc., but maybe the UMA would override that.

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