Virgin Atlantic to Offer In-Flight Mobile Calls
In-flight calls will cost users $1.56 (£1) a minute, and $0.31 (£0.20) for sending a text message. As bandwidth is limited onboard flights, only ten people at a time will be able to use the mobile service.
Mobile phone usage will still be banned during takeoff and landing, as well as within a 250-mile radius of the U.S. because of the country’s laws.
Ryanair, a low cost Irish airline, was the first European carrier to allow in-flight mobile service in 2009, with calls costing $4.67 (£3) a minute.
(Pictured: Virgin Atlantic A340 Aircraft)