T-Mobile In Flight Wi-Fi Usage Pricing & More

T-Mobile has partnered with major U.S. airlines to provide seamless connectivity through its in-flight WiFi service. 

This allows T-Mobile customers to access the internet, stream entertainment, and use messaging apps while in the air.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about using T-Mobile’s in-flight WiFi service. 

From connecting to the network, participating airlines, pricing details, entertainment options, and supported devices, this guide will ensure you stay connected on your next flight.

How to Connect to In-Flight WiFi 

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Before boarding, confirm you’re on an eligible T-Mobile plan that includes in-flight WiFi. Magenta, Magenta Max, Essentials, and promotional plans typically qualify.
  2. Switch your device to Airplane Mode and then manually turn WiFi back on.
  3. Connect to the in-flight WiFi network. The network name varies by airline.
  4. Launch your browser. You may be automatically redirected to the airline’s landing page. If not, navigate to alaskawifi.com, aainflight.com, wifionboard.com or unitedwifi.com.
  5. When prompted, select T-Mobile and enter your mobile number to verify eligibility.
  6. Upon verification, you can start browsing the web and using messaging apps.

Participate Airlines

T-Mobile’s In-Flight Wi-Fi service is available on select flights to, from, and within the United States with the following participating airlines:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines

WiFi Pricing and Plans 

T-Mobile offers both free and paid in-flight WiFi options depending on your plan:

Magenta MAX – $170/month: 

  • Premium plan with unlimited data, 40GB mobile hotspot, and free in-flight WiFi.

Magenta – $140/month: 

  • Unlimited data with 100GB premium data and 1 hour of free in-flight WiFi.

Essentials – $105/month: 

  • Unlimited data with 50GB premium data and 1 hour of free in-flight WiFi.

Essentials 4 Lines – $100/month: 

  • Family plan with 4 lines and 1 hour of free in-flight WiFi.

Delta SkyMiles Members – 

  • Complimentary WiFi on most Delta flights within the U.S. through 2023. Must join SkyMiles program.

Payment Modes

You can pay the WiFi fees on board with a credit/debit card or through your T-Mobile bill.

What You Can Do with WiFi 

T-Mobile’s in-flight WiFi allows passengers to:

  • Browse the web and access social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Use messaging apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, Facebook Messenger
  • Check work and personal email
  • Stream music through Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music and more
  • Watch streaming entertainment on phones and tablets only. Laptop streaming is restricted.
  • Connect wireless headphones/earbuds for audio

Video calling services like FaceTime and Skype are disabled while in-flight. Downloading large files is also restricted.

In-Flight Entertainment 

Complimentary entertainment options are available through airline-specific apps or by connecting to the in-flight WiFi and visiting alaskawifi.com, aainflight.com, etc. Streaming options include:

  • Hundreds of movies and TV shows
  • Curated playlists and music stations
  • Popular podcasts and audiobooks
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Destination-specific content
  • Kids programming
  • New release movies for purchase

This keeps passengers engaged throughout long flights without having to pay for WiFi.

Supported Devices 

Most WiFi-enabled devices released after January 2015 can connect to T-Mobile’s in-flight WiFi, including:

  • iPhone 6 and newer
  • Recent Android phones
  • Tablets like iPad, Galaxy Tab
  • Laptops with WiFi wireless adapters

WiFi calling must be enabled on smartphones and tablets prior to the flight. Confirm your device’s compatibility with the airline before boarding.

Customer Support 

If you encounter any issues getting online or using the in-flight services, alert a flight attendant for assistance.

You can also contact T-Mobile or the airline via social media or through customer service channels post-flight.

FAQ’s

Is my device compatible with T-Mobile In-Flight Connection?

Most devices introduced after January 2015 are supported, but they must also support Wi-Fi and have Wi-Fi calling enabled.

What are the supported airlines for T-Mobile In-Flight Connection?

T-Mobile In-Flight is offered on several domestic carriers, including Alaska Airlines, select American Airlines flights, select Delta Air Lines flights, and United Airlines. Some international flights to and from the U.S. on these airlines are supported.

What is the cost of paid WiFi on T-Mobile In-Flight?

Paid WiFi on T-Mobile In-Flight costs $8 per device per flight.

How can I access free WiFi for Delta SkyMiles Members?

Delta SkyMiles Members can enjoy free in-flight WiFi on most Delta flights within the U.S. by joining Delta SkyMiles for free. Access to free WiFi will be available on more than 700 Delta aircraft by the end of 2023.

Conclusion 

T-Mobile’s feature-packed in-flight WiFi empowers travellers to stay connected through messaging, entertainment, and more. 

With plans tailored to fit different needs and budgets, staying linked to friends, family, and work is easy even at cruising altitude. Just follow the connection steps, sit back, and enjoy access to the internet between take-off and landing.

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