iMessage with Gogo inflight on delta airlines?

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  1. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Couldn't find anything on the search engine on this.

    Has anyone used iMessage with gogo inflight with Delta yet?

    I assume it should work since iMessage uses either cell data or wifi data.

    I know I can send iMessage in airplane mode (there is known glitch in airplane mode that tells u to disable airplane mode to send iMessage but all u need to do is just hit cancel and u can still send iMessage via airplane mode).

    So has anyone used iMessage on the plane's wifi yet?

    Previously I used to be able to Skype video but delta blocked those ports also.
     
  2. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    Would like to know the same. I did get FaceTime to work on a plane last week. That was very cool.
     
  3. aneftp thread starter macrumors 601

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    Delta has been blocking my Skype iPhone app for wifi calling for almost a year. It's glitchy. It rings. And than it hangs up with Skype calling. Before it worked perfectly. And I travel 15-20 times a year.

    Would love to know about iMessage. Before I would use google voice text messenging in flight via wifi. But iMessage is way better since most people I know have iPhones.
     
  4. jolt927 macrumors newbie

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    I can't speak for Delta, but I recently used GoGo on a US Airways flight and iMessage worked great! Just put the phone in airplane mode and then turn the wi-fi on. iMessage will then automatically use wi-fi and will not prompt you to turn on cell data.
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Used iMessage recently on a Southwest flight. I don't know that apple really intended for iMessage to work in airplane mode with wifi on, but it definitely does. Just ignore the prompt you get to turn off airplane mode and everything works.
     
  6. jfulcher macrumors regular

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    iMessage works great.

    Glad Skype was blocked - You start chatting on the phone sitting next to me and we are going to have a problem though! There is a reason they are blocking it!
     
  7. cezinho macrumors newbie

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    no luck

    No luck for me! While I am able sign into iMessage, the moment I try to send a message to someone the app tells me it's inactive. The prompt then takes me to the settings page to sign in where all I get is a spinning wheel. It seems like they're blocking access?
     
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  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That and they're basically operating at 3G speeds, if everyone was on video calls it would kill the connection.
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Yeah, pretty much. Gogo is currently using EVDO Revision A as their air to ground interface, so it's not even *good* 3G that you're getting. AND it has to be shared across all users on a plane.
     
  11. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    At least it is more usable then EDGE!
     
  12. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    The reason why it tells you to disable airplane mode is so that you can receive regular SMS. iMessage is integrated into the messaging app. It's not a glitch. It's working as intended.
     
  13. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    So you like being "THAT guy."
     
  14. 5enohpi macrumors regular

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    Yup I've done it numerous times. Streaming is another story tho
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I don't know what the big deal is with skyping in flight. I'd much rather people do that than try to make conversation with me. And as often as I have to fly alone, that happens more than I would like. Please, just read your book, listen to your music, or even Skype for all I care. But I have no interest in sharing my life story with someone I will never see again.

    /offtopicrant
     
  16. 617aircav Suspended

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    What guy?
     
  17. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    When I am trying to relax on a long flight and maybe take a nap... or maybe read a book, the last thing I need is a guy sitting next to me... yapping to someone on a Skype call.

    Cell phones aren't banned on planes solely because of interference with flight equipment.... just saying.
     
  18. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    OpenDNS Umbrella VPN for mobile is absolutely fantastic at bypassing security protocols. Love it. You get this and you will be able to iMessage anywhere...and Skype anywhere.
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I honestly don't see how talking on Skype is any different than talking to te person next to you, a kid crying a few rows back, etc. I put on some headphones and tune it out. Unfortunately I can't afford a private jet yet. :(

    Just my opinion though. But, for the record, cell phones won't get reception while at cruising altitude anyway. I honestly don't think "disturbing" other patrons has much, if anything, to do with banning cell phones on flights. Just my opinion of course.
     
  20. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    ^^ this. posting from gogo on US Airways right now as iMessages roll in from my boss and others.
     
  21. MUBiomed macrumors 6502

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    As others have said, GoGo works great on Delta flights for iMessages. It is slow for other apps and will definitely not let you watch GoT while you cruise at 30,000ft, but it will let you send messages back to earth.
     
  22. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    are you a good looking woman?
     
  23. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    What does that have to do with anything?
     
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    lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I am a good looking man. :cool:

    No, realistically, I'd rate myself as maybe slightly better than average.
     
  25. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    as long as you got a data connection ie wifi, 3g, 4g, LTE, you can imessage.
     

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