So once again, I’m on the road for a few days flying down to Dallas and I just realized something. Using Google’s Gmail VOIP service / aka Google Voice and the GoGo WiFi network, I can make free Phone calls from an Airplane 35000 feet up! In fact, I just did!
Using my iPhone Headset, not 5 minutes ago from 35k feet up I just had a conversation with my wife. The quality? Surprisingly clear (according to her) for both of us. A few times it skipped out a little but I had a nice 5 minute conversation with her before I told her I had to go so I could blog about it… (sorry honey)…
Halfway through writing this groovyPost, it occurred to me I could demonstrate for myself the quality of the call. How? I called my wife’s Google Voice number and left a voicemail so I could embed it here for all you to listen to (don’t worry, I didn’t say anything gushy). Take a listen if you want to see how GMAIL VOIP Sounds from 35k feet up!
Not bad considering all I had at the time was an Apple iPhone Headset. Ehh?
So there ya have it, a Free and Simple way to make a free phone call from an Airplane. Granted, you do need a WiFi Connection so perhaps I should say this is an “almost” free way to have a call from a plan! ;)