It's about time progress was made in the cell phone department in the flying world. The first ever in-flight mobile service will finally make its debut as Air France and OnAir have teamed to offer the service on international flights.
Kicking off immediately, passengers will be able to send and receive sms and mms with the Mobile OnAir system, while those with mobile Internet access can receive and send emails.
"During the second half of the trial, passengers will be able to make and receive phone calls, with the service being regulated to maintain passengers' comfort and well-being," SlashPhone said. "At the end of the six-month trial, Air France will examine the feedback and comments made by customers to determine whether to launch this service on all its flights."
As great as this is, imagine the frustration of people chattering on their phones. You thought it was bad on the bus?
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