Ryanair brings in-flight calling to 20 aircraft, but you'll never use it

Darren Murph
D. Murph|02.20.09

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Ryanair brings in-flight calling to 20 aircraft, but you'll never use it

Oh sure, the idea of having in-flight calling capabilities is pretty awesome, but actually biting the bullet and paying international roaming fees in order to indulge is likely to be a stretch. Ryanair, one of Europe's low-cost airlines, has finally equipped 20 of its planes (all traveling to / from Dublin) with in-flight mobile service after promising it around 1.5 years ago. Ryanair confesses that typical prices will be around €0.50 to send a text message and between €2.00 and €3.00 per minute to make and receive calls. In other words, you'll probably be keeping your conversations to yourself until you touch down, but at least it's there in case of emergency. Or something.

[Via Gadling, thanks Conrad]
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