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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Qantas to Test in-flight SMS...


Hi hon, I'm on d plane. Qantas has been given the green light to start testing in-flight mobile phone services, but voice services will be disabled. They were given the thumbs-up to a limited evaluation of GSM mobile phones and GPRS devices, but only for one commercial aircraft. According to a Qantas spokesperson, the three-month trial will involve a Boeing 767 plying between domestic capital cities. Qantas has decided to limit the pilot to e-mail and text, and disable voice services. The spokesperson said once the e-mail and SMS evaluation ends, Qantas will decide if voice calls should be tested. Qantas said passengers wanting to send or receive an SMS will need international roaming activated, and a GSM mobile phone. To send or receive e-mail messages, a GPRS-enabled device would do. Great, first the tubes and now the airlines.

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