Air New Zealand is to offer in-flight voice, text and data services from mobile phones on domestic flights in conjunction with Vodafone New Zealand and in-flight phone service specialist OnAir.
on 02/07/2011 – Made popular on 02/07/2011
Telecom New Zealand has struck deals with Emirates and Malaysian Airlines to enable its mobile customers to use their phones for voice, text and data services on selected flights: if they can bear the cost. It is probably the most expensive data service on the globe.
Now that most airlines allow you to use your mobile devices during flights and many offer Wi-Fi on their planes, it’s no surprise that we are also seeing more applications that enable that in-flight use. Most major U.S. airlines use Gogo to power their on-board connectivity, and the company obviously wants to encourage people to sign up for its service.
Internode has extended the coverage of its Internode Business Connect (IBC) private IP network services into New Zealand in partnership with New Zealand ISP Orcon to serve Australian clients with offices in New Zealand.
Vodafone New Zealand - in stark contrast to Telecom NZ and 2Degrees - has branded as "extreme" the prices for the regulated mobile terminating access service (MTAS) announced by the Commerce Commission earlier today, which represent significant reduction on the prices New Zealand's mobile operators presently charge.
Location sharing service Glympse has partnered with in-flight WiFi provider GoGo to offer a pretty cool new feature. Through the Glympse app, you will be able to share your in-flight status and location while you’re flying in the air, once you’re connected to a GoGo WiFi hotspot.