Blackberry users get free Gogo access on domestic DL flights until 6/30

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  1. viguera
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    An interesting perk, no doubt aimed as an additional incentive for people that have been thinking about getting a new device.

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/03/blackberry-z10-free-gogo-wifi-delta/

    I have no idea if this is isolated to BB10 devices only (the site doesn't mention this requirement) or if some enterprising users will try to muck around with the user-agent string to get access from other devices, but I guess if the shoe fits, you might as well try and enjoy. :)
     
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    That is really awesome.

    I wonder if they will then let you use the hotspot feature to share the internet to your ipad or playbook.

    SWEEEEET.

    Ok, so I will book on Delta for my next flight. lol. Will drive to Newark or Philly instead of taking Frontier from Trenton.

    See... I knew there was a reason to get a Z10.
     
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    Does anyone know Z10 browser user agent string? ;)
     
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    Ask and you shall receive... :)

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    Thank you sir. I'll try it out tomorrow on my DL flight.
     
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    Posting from DL2217...Gogo access is indeed free for "BlackBerry" users. ;)
     
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    Interesting... but I wonder if it was just the BB10 user-agent or if it would work with any other Blackberry device.
     
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    The banner did not specifically mention BB10. I can try another u-a if you have one handy.
     
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    There you go...

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  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Does the BB hotspot feature allow you to share a wifi connection? Generally, hotspot features seem to be designed to maintain a connection on one radio (cellular) and share it via another one (wifi). At least that's how it seems to work in Android: I just turned my cellular data off, connected via Wifi and then started the hotspot feature. It actually let me enable it, but it caused the inbound wifi to my router to stop working.

    I know there is at least one Windows tool that lets you do what you probably had in mind:

    http://www.connectify.me/hotspot/?sub=b

    But other platforms like MacOS don't seem to support it:

    http://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...application-like-connectify-for-mac-os-x-lion
     
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    Yep, works like a charm.

    Usually it is some other connection that is shared over Wi-Fi. I doubt any mobile phones will allow re-broadcasting of another WiFi connection; you probably need special hardware for that, like dual receiver and transmitter.

    I use ZuniConnect http://www.zunidigital.com/?page_id=222 as a portable router; it can create a separate WiFi with NAT to accomplish what you're asking for, among other features. It works mostly fine, but some networks, e.g., some Hyatts aren't compatible.
     

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