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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Would you Make a Phone Call on a Plane?

Virgin Atlantic is soon to allow passengers on its London to New York route to make phone calls, send and receive text messages, as well as accessing emails and using a basic internet access via GPRS. The system is like having a telecoms base station on the plane relaying the signals to a satellite or land-based system without interfering with the aircraft’s instruments.

The system for O2 and Vodaphone subscribers will only allow 10 users simultaneously and will bill the customers for international roaming charges.

I think I can wait to get back on the ground before I make a call.

More details on the new service can be found here:

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