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Southwest fliers to get TV for free on mobile devices courtesy of Dish network

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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:59 AM

Southwest fliers to get TV for free on mobile devices courtesy of Dish network
Virgin America is often the domestic airline leading the way in in-flight entertainment, but Southwest Airlines is doing its best to keep up with Sir Richard Branson's stateside flight outfit. Earlier in the year, Southwest rolled out pay TV and on-demand video in many of its aircraft. Today, the airline announced a partnership with Dish network to bring free satellite TV to passengers' mobile devices on its 400 Wi-Fi equipped planes. Why the shift to a gratis service? Dish decided that ponying up the necessary dough was worth it for the branding it'll receive as a part of the new deal. So, go forth, friends and fly Southwest's friendly skies -- assuming the free TV is enough to entice you to brave its first-come-first-served seating methods.

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#2 OFFLINE   brian26339


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

It's only 14 channels and some on demand content.......


#3 OFFLINE   Jim5506


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

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#4 OFFLINE   Laxguy


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

Eeewwww, SWA! Not exactly the Rolls Royce of airlines. But good for them, good for Dish!

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

But do you first have to buy the wifi service before yhou get the "free" Dish Network?

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

But do you first have to buy the wifi service before yhou get the "free" Dish Network?

Nope, at 10,000 ft the wifi is turned on and you can go in and watch the dish channels for free. If you want to surf the net, then yes you have to pay for the wifi
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