Posted on: 14 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus has launched AeroMobile's inflight roaming service on long-haul flights.
All seven of the airline's Airbus A330s, which serve the USA from the Republic of Ireland, are fitted with the AeroMobile service, meaning travellers can stay in touch using their own mobile phones to text, e-mail and browse the internet.
Irish passengers using Three Ireland, Vodafone Ireland and O2 Ireland, as well as travellers from the US on AT&T and T-Mobile can all access the AeroMobile network in flight.
Inflight roaming has already proved a hit with travellers on connected flights in and out of Ireland; in the last six months more than 20,000 passengers have connected to the AeroMobile network on flights operated by Etihad, Emirates and SAS serving Ireland, sending 9,000 text messages from the cabin.