Mobile Optimisation

Etihad rolls out mobile and internet roaming across its 777 fleet

Etihad recently announced that you will now be able to use your mobile for internet access and voice calls when flying on its 24 777 aeroplanes. Customers will be able to use Wi-Fi, mobile services and live TV and packages will start at $5.

Most interestingly however, the ability to use your mobile phone to make voice calls and send and receive text messages at 35,000 feet will be charged at international roaming rates by the customer’s mobile phone provider. So even if you’re technically still in Australian airspace, you’ll be charged at international rates.