Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO) aims for more partners than just T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) in offering more inflight connectivity to airline passengers, Gogo Inc CEO Michael Small said in a recent discussion on CNBC.
The remarks from the Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO) chief comes after his company and T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) recently unveiled a collaboration to bring in-flight texting and voicemail to the carrier’s subscribers.
“Our mission is to engage everybody on the aircraft with our connectivity solutions and we think a very high percentage of travelers will be unable to resist texting while in flight,” the Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO) CEO said.
However, it seems that the plan of the company is only beginning with T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS).
“We started with T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS). It was great to launch with the ‘Un-Carrier’ as part of their ‘Un-Carrier 7.0’ announcement but in the long run, we’ll find a way to get texting to everybody on the plane,” the Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO) chief added.
Nonetheless, the company said that it is pleased to start with the “Un-Carrier” as a partner.
As part of the tie-up between the two companies, subscribers of the carrier will be able to use fee in-flight texting and voicemail services on over 2,000 commercial aircraft in the U.S. starting September 17.
T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) investors includes John Paulson’s Paulson & Co which reported about 13.16 million shares in the company by the end of the first half of the year.
Ricky Sandler’s Eminence Capital is a Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO) as the hedge fund reported about 1.32 million shares in the company by the end of the same period.