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 almost 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, there isn’t any risk to the aircraft. This new technology means your phone connects to our network using its lowest settings. This takes away the problem 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, we recommend that you turn your data roaming off, as roaming data charges can be expensive and some Smartphones use data even if you are not using an app.
By the end of 2012, we expect Aeromobile to be available on 13 of our aircraft.
We hope you enjoy using the service. We’ve answered all your questions about AeroMobile in our FAQs section below.