Virgin Atlantic to Offer In-Flight Mobile Calls

By Michael Acampora on 25 June 2012
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Virgin Atlantic has announced it will offer in-flight calls, texts, and email from mobile phones on flights between London and New York aboard its new Airbus A330s.

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)

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