Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Virgin Atlantic - Calls/sms/data Now Inflight  
User currently offlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Posted (3 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1765 times:

Virgin join Emirates and Malaysian in allowing mobiles onboard...

http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en...+_Media-_-GB+Social+Media-_-social

Currently available on the 2 x A330's and will be on all 10 x 330's next year and the refitted LGW 747 leisure fleet in 2012.

Quote:

A brand new innovation on our aircraft, Aeromobile is going to completely change the way you communicate in the air.

Instead of spending a fortune using satellite phones, this new system’s charges are exactly the same as they would be if you were roaming from another country. Plus, the calls and texts will be added to your mobile bill after you’ve flown, so there’s no nasty credit card bills.

Best thing is, it isn’t dangerous. This new technology means your phone connects to our network using its lowest settings. This takes away the risk of lots of different phones interfering with our onboard electronics.

Our crew will make an announcement when it’s safe to turn on your phone. As ever, on take off and landing, your phone must be turned off.

As long as your phone is activated for international roaming, you can use it to make calls, receive texts, and, on Blackberrys, receive email. If you’re a user of another kind of smartphone, you should turn data roaming off, as your phone receives email in a different way. The service will be slow, and the costs will be quite high.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Virgin Atlantic's A330's posted Sun Nov 20 2011 14:40:00 by virginblue4
Virgin Atlantic In The 1980s posted Tue Nov 15 2011 23:54:08 by Jackbr
Virgin Atlantic Advert In South Africa posted Tue Nov 8 2011 02:19:44 by FrontierCPT
Virgin Atlantic Launch New Economy Meal Service posted Thu Nov 3 2011 08:38:36 by anstar
Virgin Atlantic 744 At AMS? posted Sun Oct 16 2011 08:45:26 by Focker
Virgin Atlantic Confirms Interest In BMI posted Tue Oct 11 2011 10:49:33 by oykie
Virgin Atlantic At ORD posted Sat Oct 1 2011 16:58:24 by tridum
DOT Fines Virgin Atlantic - Advertising Violations posted Mon Sep 26 2011 13:46:37 by LAXintl
Virgin Atlantic Will Join An Alliance Soon, SRB posted Wed Sep 14 2011 17:01:03 by sdexplorer00
Air NZ + Virgin Atlantic To Codeshare - DOT posted Wed Jan 12 2011 14:25:17 by LAXintl