Singapore Airlines passengers will be able to send SMS text messages from the air using Matsushita's Inflight Communicator.
The service will be free for 3 months and was inaugurated yesterday onboard SQ036 to Chicago via Amsterdam.
"The trial period is an opportune time to fine-tune the system and encourage comments and feedback from our customers before we implement the service across our fleet. This launch is another confident step towards our revolutionary entertainment and communication blueprint, the SIA CyberCabin," said Mr. Yap Kim Wah, SVP Products and Services.
Up to 160 characters can be sent to any mobile phone, e-mail address, or touch screen enabled PTV (what?).
"We are equally pleased that our partner, Virgin Atlantic Airways, will offer a similar service at the same time," added Mr Yap.
More information at the Singapore Airlines News Centre
and clicking on the news release dated 27/08/2002.
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