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Service onboard aircraft

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by dmapr, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. dmapr

    dmapr Silver Senior Member
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    Today was the first time I've seen the cell service being offered onboard. Previously only seen Wi-Fi. Got these two messages after turning the phone on upon reaching the cruising altitude (there was a sign indicating GSM service was available).
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    I was assuming it was possible with satellite interfaces to mobile networks but I couldn't find anything on it. I did read something about some sort of micro cells being placed on some planes, but nothing concrete. The most recent "news" (Google tab) I could find dated back to 2014 and they were articles on why mobile phones cannot be used on flights.

    Here are two possible links to providers:
    http://www.sitaonair.aero/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AeroMobile
     
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    Yeah, I should've looked at the operator, perhaps AT&T wouldn't have masked it out as it usually does.
     
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    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    That wiki link that Kevin posted says:

    "February 2014

    Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile Selected A330s"
     
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