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A Major US Airline Is About To Offer Free In-Flight Texting

Attention, Delta passengers: Free in-flight texting is on the way.

Starting Oct. 1, the airline says it will offer free mobile messaging on its Wi-Fi-enabled planes via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

But the new service comes with some restrictions. Free mobile messaging will only support text, not photos or videos. That means your selfie will have to wait till you're back on the ground.

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Delta says it is the first of the U.S.' three global carriers to offer free mobile messaging. But other major airlines have provided passengers with this perk before.

For example, Alaska Airlines unveiled free messaging service on its Wi-Fi-enabled flights earlier this year.

And companies like JetBlue offer unrestricted, free in-flight Wi-Fi, which allows customers to access many of the same texting capabilities.


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