Gogo to Roll Out In-flight Text and Talk for Flights

Accompanying news that soon we'll all be able to keep our tablets and laptops on for the entire duration of flights, comes the addition of texting and phone calls to the broadband Internet service already offered by Gogo.

The service only works with smartphones and requires an app that routes calls and texts through the Wi-Fi on the plane. It then passes the information to the ground and to your friends, business associates and loved ones.

Speaking to CNET, a representative from Gogo said, "We tried to find something that worked, but there was nothing that was quite exactly what end users wanted. We looked at a number of solutions and started from scratch."

Service will start during the first quarter of 2014. No pricing has been announced.