Etisalat today announced that its roaming packages (both data and voice) will now include AeroMobile in-flight coverage, which promises business users connectivity when they are airborne.
UAE being an important commercial and transportation center, is a hub to some of the biggest airlines which originate multiple long-haul flights during which business users need to stay connected. With this newly enhanced feature, Etisalat users subscribed to business roaming packs are now able to stay online and talk at affordable rates in-flight on the AeroMobile network at no extra cost. This means all packages shall remain the same; the only difference is the ability to use in-flight roaming at no extra charge to subscribers of any roaming pack. Currently, Etisalat roaming network covers almost 120 countries for preferred roaming.
Salvador Anglada, chief business officer, Etisalat, said: “One of the most critical communication needs of business users is uncompromised connectivity anytime anywhere. We are proud to be the first mobile network in the world to offer our customers this exclusive proposition.
“With the changing market dynamics and customer requirements, it is essential to launch services that address these demands and satisfy the needs of our subscribers, particularly business travellers. With Etisalat’s affordable in-flight roaming service, our customers can stay in touch with their business partners wherever they go, answer an important email, check social media, make and receive calls and more during flights.”
AeroMobile is a UK-based mobile service provider for the aviation industry that provides mobile network for airline passengers to roam in-flight. It was the first to introduce in-flight connectivity in 2008, and currently has agreements with over 340 mobile phone operators across more than 145 countries.
Etisalat first announced plans a service for in-flight wireless access in 2005.