Google Gives Virgin Airline Customers Free On-Board WiFi


The belief in free WiFi for everyone by the team at Google now has a testing ground, albeit that testing ground is actually about 20,000 to 30,000 feet above ground. According to a recent announcement Google will sponsor free WiFi from November 15th to January 15th 2010 for all Virgin Airline customers.

The services, which normally cost $13 for computers over long haul flights and $8 for smartphone and handheld devices will be offered for free. The program is what Google calls an attempt to ease passenger stress during the busy holiday season.

Then again Google will also be stressing the use of Google equipped services when in flight.

Unfortunately Virgin Airlines only services major airport hubs in the U.S. although that service still means tens of thousands of passengers will have free access during that promotional period. [Electronista]