Shush!-Text and Email but Quietly: Air NZ

Air-New-ZealandAir New Zealand is all up for plans, so as to allow a few passengers to send text messages and send emails whilst they fly, anticipated by the end of this year however fellow travelers need not worry, since, no phone calls will be welcomed.

New Zealand's national carrier said it hopes to allow people send and receive text messages and emails on their iPhones, Blackberries and GSM mobiles on its new 777-300 aircrafts by November.

The new service will also allow customers to use their Netbooks or laptops in conjunction with their mobile broadband connection, so that they can access the Internet.

The airline said the new mobile text and data service is going to be launched after getting feedback from passengers, who desire to continue to be connected on long-haul flights but it is subject to regulatory authorization.

Customers aboard the new Boeing 777-300 aircraft will be allowed to use their own GSM/GPRS gadgets safely when the system is in active mode during the cruise stage of flight, airline spokesperson, Ed Sims said in a report.

Passengers will be forwarded a request to put their phones on silent mode. Standard in flight roaming charges will be applicable on users.

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