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    On the Internet While In Flight? You're Probably an iPhone User
    By Samantha Murphy, TechNewsDaily Senior Staff Writer
    01 August 2011 4:30 PM ET


    Android devices may be topping overall smartphone sales, but when it comes to staying connected at 30,000 feet in the air, the iPhone rules the sky.

    Apple iPhone users account for 65 percent of those accessing Gogoís mobile Wi-Fi service during airline flights, while Android users account for just 12 percent, according to in-flight Wi-Fi service company Gogo.

    Blackberry users account for only 6 percent, while Windows and all other devices make up the remaining 2 percent of users.

    Many smartphone users arenít aware that you can turn your phone service off on a Gogo-equipped plane, yet still access the Internet through a Wi-Fi enabled mobile device and surf the Web,Ē said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogoís chief marketing officer. It's clear that iPhone users are ahead of the curve in understanding those capabilities, but more and more people are starting to discover how to connect using their smartphone on a plane."

    As the number of smartphone users continues to skyrocket, we'd expect that the number of passengers using their mobile devices to access the Internet in air will also continue to grow, ElDifrawi added.

    Reach TechNewsDaily senior writer Samantha Murphy at smurphy@techmedianetwork.com . Follow her on Twitter @SamMurphy_TMN

    On the Internet While In Flight? You're Probably an iPhone User | In-Flight Internet | Tech News Daily
    08-01-11 04:40 PM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    man
    stop with the spamming of articles
    08-01-11 04:40 PM
  3. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    I wonder if they distinguish between iPhone users, and iPod Touch users,
    I can very much see that as a high point the number of iPod Touch users I see on planes is staggering (I even was one for a year)

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    08-01-11 04:49 PM
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