All aboard Gogo's private jet to test new text, talk service (photos)

All aboard Gogo's private jet to test new text, talk service (photos)

Summary: ZDNet's Zack Whittaker boarded Gogo's private jet to find out more and test the company's latest service: texting and talking as though you were on the ground.

TOPICS: Networking, Cloud

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  • Gogo engineer testing Wi-Fi service

    Here we have Gogo engineer Ron Barczak testing the network once we reach altitude at which the wireless network can be switched on. In his testing, he's able to tweak the settings to ensure the best connectivity during the flight.

    Image: Zack Whittaker/CBS Interactive

  • Hitting 10,000 feet and climbing

    Here you can see New Jersey's industrial landscape as we continued to climb to cruising altitude.

    Image: Zack Whittaker/CBS Interactive

  • Testing out the texting service

    Although the app itself is still in "beta" development, its functionality is simple. Voice calls were tricky, but are much at the mercy of the plane's Wi-Fi network. Text messages were sent and received instantly.

    Image: Zack Whittaker/CBS Interactive

Topics: Networking, Cloud

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