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You can now send text messages for free on Delta flights

Travelers will now be able to send and receive messages on their phones for free on Delta flights.

Beginning Oct. 1, Delta Air Lines will become the first U.S. global carrier to offer free mobile messaging, providing more customers access to free messaging than any other carrier. The airline will also have the most aircraft enabled with free messaging.

The capability allows customers to use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

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“We know many of Delta’s customers want or need to stay connected in the air and on the ground, which is why we’re investing in an easy, free way to send and receive messages in-flight through some of the most popular global platforms,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

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Free messaging will be available on all Gogo-enabled Delta flights, including all aircraft with two or more cabins. Customers will be able to access free messaging through Delta’s Wi-Fi portal page, airborne.gogoinflight.com. Free mobile messaging will be for text use only and does not support sending photo or video files.

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