For about 18 hours or so, I was stuck either on a flight (from Europe) or was in airports with no free Wifi. Data when roaming is expensive, and as a result I am seriously backed up. So when I was boarding the American Airlines flight from New York, I was excited to see that there was going to be wifi on board.
It is nothing new. Every time I get on a plane, I see the wifi sign, I get excited. I can finally catch up on email and all the stuff I need to do. But that excitement lasts for precisely five minutes. Once I login to GoGo Internet, the elation is replaced by disappointment. The speed of the internet is so slow that you can’t really get anything done. Sure I can log into Twitter website and get some updates but that’s all. I have been waiting to reply to emails for about 2 hours and so far I can only see the headers. The system keeps logging me off every five minutes and it took about 10 tries to even log into the WordPress interface.
The GoGo Internet feels like a giant elaborate scam and the company has failed to scale it’s infrastructure as it has started selling people WiFi at even greater prices. They are simply fleecing average person who flies because they can: there is no viable competition for them. This is one of those situations where the whole process should be overseen by FCC!
I know I am not the only one who feels the same way about GoGo..