By Wyatt Earp | May 29, 2010
Wait a minute, I thought we were supposed to turn off our electronic devices because it interferes with the plane! You guys are
Air New Zealand is planning to let some passengers send text messages and emails mid-flight by the end of the year but fellow travelers need not worry — phone calls will not be allowed.
New Zealand’s national carrier said it expects to let 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 enable customers to use their Netbooks or laptops in conjunction with their mobile broadband connection to access the Internet. The airline said the new mobile text and data service is being introduced after feedback from passengers who want to stay connected on long-haul flights but it is subject to regulatory approval.
Okay, I’m on board! Heh. At least until the first plane goes down from the interference.