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XOJET to add Gogo Text & Talk service

US in-flight connectivity equipment and services firm Aircell (NASDAQ: GOGO) said that private aviation firm XOJET has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aircell to deploy Gogo Text & Talk service across its entire charter fleet.

Gogo Text & Talk is a new service from Aircell that allows passengers to use their own smartphones for calling and texting in flight with their own mobile number.

The firm said that the service is easy to use because it mimics the native features and operation of the passenger´s smartphone. Passengers can use their own contact lists and hands-free devices. Features like Caller ID and call histories are supported. Calling someone in flight is as simple as dialing their number.

Gogo Text & Talk operates over Wi-Fi technology (not cellular) and uses the passenger´s own mobile number (not an auto-attendant, two-step dialing or call-forwarding protocol).

Because the service is 100% software-based, it can be added to any standard Gogo Biz equipment package without additional hardware, weight or installation downtime.

Aircell is a provider of in-flight connectivity and entertainment to the business aviation market.

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