Fellow Reed Business Information publication, Australian Travel Weekly, is reporting that in-flight connectivity is finally coming Australia (see below). Hat tip to our Australian correspondent Will Horten, and author of the Wings Down Under blog, for the heads up.
V Australia, it’s time to turn on that AeroMobile system, plus connected IFE, yeah?
Australians will soon be able to use their mobile phones onboard flights after a ruling by the communications watchdog. The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ruled that passengers will be able to text, check email and use data services. Calls will not be allowed under the current licensing deal. V Australia has already indicated plans to offer onboard SMS.