Yep, you read it right. The development team for the wickedly fast Google Chrome web browser has decided to play Santa for the holidays by offering free in-flight Wi-Fi on more than 700 commercial aircraft for approximately 15 million passengers this holiday season. The Google guys and gals have joined forces with three major airlines to spread a little BBM, Email, and Facebook cheer. Why you may ask? Well according to RRW, this is not only the second year that Google has offered free Wi-Fi, but this year they have expanding the program to three airlines – AirTran, Delta and Virgin America.
Now if you want to hop on this offer, you will need to go to Free Holiday Wi-Fi website beginning Nov. 20, 2010 and the offer is good until Jan. 2, 2011. To use the service, once your on board the aircraft, just turn on your BlackBerry WI-Fi and look for the Gogo Inflight network and click connect
Hereâ€™s a little from Googleâ€™s press release:
Not too long ago, flying home for the holidays meant disconnecting for several hours until you touched down at your destination. Today, Wi-Fi technologies allow us to stay connected even at 30,000 feet above the ground, so we can read the news, browse the web (to beat the long-haul boredom) and send that last-minute planning email before the family reunion. This holiday season, there will be more connected flyers than ever before.
Big shout out to Google for playing Santa this holiday season. Donâ€™t forget, if you like this post, tell us by hitting the â€œlikeâ€ button, and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest BlackBerry updates.
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