Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Virgin Atlantic - A limited in-flight roaming service with "usual" roaming charges

The BBC reports that Virgin Atlantic is offering roaming on its planes.

Access is provided by AeroMobile, and only customers of European carriers Vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile will be able to make calls.

Virgin Atlantic's chief operating officer Steve Griffiths said:

Many people will have experienced that moment when you're about to take off on a 10-hour flight and you need to send an important message to the office, or even reminding a family member to feed the cat

It's also quite fun to call home and say, 'Guess where I am' - not many people would think you're travelling at 35,000ft above the Atlantic Ocean.

The FCC bans the use of mobile phones on aeroplanes, so passengers will not be allowed to make calls when approaching US airspace.

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