Singapore Airlines has announced plans to offer in-flight web and mobile connection services from the first half of 2011.
Its collaboration with in-flight connectivity provider OnAir will include a suite of on-board communication offerings, such as Wi-Fi internet and mobile telephony services. Passengers will be able to send and receive text messages on smartphones and BlackBerry devices.
The mobile telephony service will be charged to the user's monthly mobile bills where international roaming rates will apply, while internet services may be purchased with an access package. Singapore Airlines, which has been exploring Wi-Fi technology since 2003, has yet to reveal data charges and plans.
For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Singapore Airlines to offer in-flight Wi-Fi on ZDNet Asia.