Lufthansa FlyNet Available to iPass Users
Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom announced that iPass customers will be able to access the airline’s FlyNet in-flight Internet system on long-haul Lufthansa flights.
IPass Open Mobile users can use FlyNet through their Open Mobile Client and signing in with their credentials as usual. The service will be available on Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet of over 100 aircraft.
According to iPass, users will benefit from “simplified billing by avoiding a separate in-flight Wi-Fi access charge.”
The news follows Lufthansa’s announcement late last week with AeroMobile in which the airline said that passengers could use their own mobile phones via Lufthansa’s FlyNet system for texting and browsing the web. Voice calls are not supported.
The iPass Wi-Fi network is available in over 130 countries worldwide, spanning roughly 1.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots. The service helps companies lower connectivity costs and comply with VPN and endpoint security policies.
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