March 06, 2004
Cheap In-Flight Calls with Verizon
From Engadget: "For ten bucks a month, Verizon Wireless will let you forward calls from your cellphone directly to your seat while flying, as long as you’re traveling on an airline that uses Verizon’s Airfone service, that is. There’s also a cost per minute of 10 cents, but compared to what it normally costs to make a phone call while aloft ($3.99 for set up, plus $3.99 a minute), this is a huge bargain."
For more details, see Verizon Wireless' press release. If you frequently take long flights and need to stay in contact while regular cell phones are useless, this new service brings in-flight call prices back down to earth. Per the press release, "Airfone® Voice Services are available on Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and Midwest Airlines."
Topic(s): Mobile Tech & Gadgets
Posted by Jeff Beard