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Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile

Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile

Lufthansa German Airlines has launched its inflight mobile phone service with AeroMobile, allowing passengers to use their mobile devices to text and browse online via Lufthansa FlyNet.

With eight aircraft equipped and in service, Lufthansa has confirmed it will roll out mobile connectivity across its entire long-haul fleet of over 100 aircraft this year.

The roll out means that this year, customers flying on any of Lufthansa’s long-haul routes will be able to stay connected using their personal mobile devices inflight.

“It’s great news that Lufthansa will be rolling out AeroMobile connectivity on their entire fleet this year; we know that passengers are keen to keep their mobile phones on inflight and Lufthansa clearly recognizes the value of offering this service,” said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile.

The AeroMobile network, which allows passengers to roam just as they would abroad, is available across selected A330s in the Lufthansa fleet, flying from Munich and Frankfurt to North America and the Middle East.

AeroMobile has roaming agreements with more than 240 mobile phone operators worldwide, including German networks T-Mobile, Vodafone, e-Plus and O2 Germany, as well as AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA and EE, O2, Vodafone and Three in the UK.

To operate the service, passengers simply turn on their mobile device to connect to the network, and are billed directly by their mobile operator. Prices are typically similar to terrestrial roaming rates.

“The service will give travelers the flexibility to use their mobile devices as much or as little as they like during a flight, whether it’s to send an SMS to a loved one, keep on top of emails or update their Facebook status,” Rogers concluded.

– See more at: http://www.pax-intl.com/industry-news/ifec-and-interiors/2014/03/13/lufthansa-rolls-out-mobile-phone-services-with-aeromobile/#.UyM9feddU7Q

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