I do a lot of griping about SlowGo, or that is Gogo, wifi speeds on Delta jets. Delta has reps trained to tell us like robots each and every flight:
“Powered by Gogo, Delta operates the largest wifi equipped fleet” and then something about so you can do what you want, yada yada yada, if you can download at our dial-up like speeds (ok maybe they don’t say that last part, but they should) 😉
There are so many times Gogo is reasonably ok but also other times it is so slow it is all but worthless (at least I am not paying for it anymore). I have also recently tested both to, and from, Japan the Gogo satellite performance but will save that for another post (results were very interesting).
However today I have a question I want you to help me with. I have no idea why this happens and it has happened to me on a number of tests and flights recently. Take a look at the speed tests above in the opening of the post. On the left you have “clean” if you will Gogo connection. On the right, I have my Tunnel Bear VPN running. Notice anything different (other than the city the speed tester is attaching to)?
And it is not just the test that to me is the issue. Pages, sometimes, pop up SOOOOO much faster when I am running my VPN vs just connecting to Gogo. But this gets even stranger. I have found that this same thing does NOT seem to impact my laptop in the same way that it impacts my phone. That is, as I have posted before, the VPN either had no impact or slowed down my Gogo on my laptop.
Again, I am in the dark here and would love reader feedback. Why in the world would this happen? Has anyone else used Tunnel Bear VPN or their own VPN on Gogo, either on their laptop or phone, and seen a real improvement in Gogo speed and service? I would love your thoughts this weekend! – René
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