JetBlue. Free Wi-Fi. December 11th 2007. Kind of.

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I can hardly believe my eyes, but the WSJ and Reuters are reporting that JetBlue is offering Wi-Fi on it's flights December 11th, 2007. But wait a minute. The service will be able to "support the entire plane" but don't expect YouTube out yet. The biggest catch is that only Yahoo Mail and IM on lappies, and Wi-Fi enabled RIM phones like th 8820 and 8320 will be capable of using the link.

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That's on one flight, "JetBlue Flight 641, will depart from New York's Kennedy Airport at 8 a.m. Tuesday, bound for San Francisco." And after that, she will be a needle in a haystack, impossible to find as it travels from port to port to port. At least it is a step in the right direction. [WSJ]

DISCUSSION

A step in the right direction, once again service is capped by 3rd party companys (yahoo and rim)!

So great, I can get email from friends and company's selling me male enhancement drugs, but my company does not use yahoo for work stuff; and not all of us can carry a Blackberry (company forces Motorola Q).

JET BLUE IF YOU ARE READING THIS; GIVE ME OPEN WIFI ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT AND YOU WILL FOREVER HAVE MY BUSINESS! I UNDERSTAND STOPPING VOIP CALLS, BUT DON'T CAP YOU ACCESS TO YAHOO AND RIM!!!!!