|Quoting Pihero (Reply 10):|
6/-the title of the original article was "AIR FRANCE SAYS "oui" TO TEXT MESSAGING...but "non" to voice calls"
|Quoting Delta787 (Reply 12):
I wouldnt mind people doing text messages. If Air France allowed voice calls, I would avoid them at all costs.
|Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 23):|
What a sad day it will be when cellphone are allowed on aircraft.
|Quoting Ftrguy (Reply 25):|
Unless the aircraft has some kind of cell phone relay capability (like this AF 318 will have), cell phones don't work in the air. Try it sometime and see how long you can keep a signal, if you can get one at all.
|Quoting PanHAM (Reply 22):|
What is the difference between a passenger using his cellphone for a shoirt while, may be two or three times on a European flight and 2 or 3 passengers enganged in a conversation, talking all the way for one or two hours?
You want the cabin crew to tell these poeple to shut up as well?
|Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 9):|
assume there's going to be a heavy roaming premium (at least in the beginning), so there won't be a huge amt. of idle conversation.
You can use Verizon Airfone for only .69 a minute (cheaper with a plan) but most of the time they sit in disuse, and that's in AMERICA.
|Quoting Toulouse (Reply 30):|
Or is this just an opportunity to bash AF by the a.netters who love bashing anything French. MG, if it was IB doing the sale, you'd all go ballistic criticising them. And if it was AA or BA, might the attitude be "Hey, what a great idea! Great to see these airlines trying to give an added avlue service to their pax and keep up with modern times."