T-Mobile just announced a bunch of “Un-Carrier” news, including free stock in the company for its customers. The carrier also unveiled a nice perk for regular flyers, expanding its free in-flight internet options to support various messaging services and more.
If you’re a T-Mobile customer and your domestic flight has Gogo internet you can message for free using data-powered services like iMessage, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp and Viber. You’ll also get a free hour of Wi-Fi to use however you want. Not bad, especially if you fly a lot and can’t stand being disconnected from the internet. Chances are frequent travelers already subscribe to Gogo, though.
The company also announced a promotion called T-Mobile Tuesday, promising awesome giveaways every week moving forward. All you have to do is download the new app on Android or iOS and check it each week. Some of the early gifts the carrier is offering include free tickets to see Warcraft in theaters, Domino’s pizza, and free Lyft rides for a month.
Update: This post has been updated to clarify that free data-based messaging on flights is one of the newly announced features. Previously, T-Mobile only offered free SMS texting through Gogo.