How does InFlight Wi-Fi work?

In-flight Wi-Fi is getting faster and an increasingly available on both budget and flagship airlines alike.

To simplify, there are two ways for an internet signal to reach your device at 30,000 feet. The first is via ground-based mobile broadband towers, which send signals up to an aircraft’s antennas (usually placed on the base of the fuselage).

As you travel into different sections of airspace, the plane automatically connects to signals from the nearest tower, so there is no interruption to your browsing.

The second method uses satellite technology. Planes connect to satellites in orbit above the planet, which send and receive signals to earth via receivers and transmitters. These are the same satellites that are used in television signals, weather forecasting, and covert military.

So enjoy your next flight by purchasing iPass Global Wi-Fi now. You’ll get quick, easy sign-in and savings vs. the carriers in-air pricing. And back on the ground we will connect you at the airport, café, restaurant, hotel, train, trainstation, outdoor venues and more.

The service is UnlimitedEverywhere, and Invisible: convenient, secure, and always on. It just works!