Panasonic Avionics Corporation subsidiary, AeroMobile, and leading integrated UAE telecommunications operator du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company(EITC), have partnered in an agreement that will enable du’s subscribers to enjoy inflight mobile connectivity at a better price.
Recognising a desire for its customers to stay connected when they travel, the new partnership will expand on du’s popular international roaming plans– ‘Roaming data bundle on preferred networks’ –which currently enable subscribers to use their phones in 86 different countries for the same price as being at home.
“At du, we are constantly seeking innovative ways to transform the connected experience for our valued customer bases,” says Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO–Telco Services, EITC.“This partnership has literally taken our services and telco experience to new heights, and we are thrilled to be expanding our connected offerings to enrich our subscribers journeys abroad.”
The international roaming bundles will now include AeroMobile’s inflight mobile services,which will enhance the experience of travelling even further. Subscribers will be able to browse the internet and stay connected, send and receive texts, listen to voicemail, and make and receive calls on AeroMobile equipped aircraft at no extra cost, provided customers have the eligible roaming data package active.
As well as empowering du subscribers on their journeys, business customers can also benefit from always-on connectivity with Inflight roaming on their travels.
This service is available to post-paid customers and will enable du subscribers to enjoy more value, simplicity and convenience when travelling abroad than ever before.
Speaking of the agreement, Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile, Panasonic Avionics says: “We are proud to be working with du to bring this inflight mobile services to its customers. The agreement demonstrates du’s ongoing commitment to offering innovative and convenient communication services to its customers, wherever they may be.”
AeroMobile provides technology and global coverage that allows the safe use of passengers’ own mobile phones onboard aircraft.
AeroMobile Communications Limited is a UK-based mobile service provider for the aviation industry. AeroMobile provides world class, proven, technology and services that enable airline passengers to use their own mobile phones for mobile data, texting and calls whilst inflight.
A subsidiary of Panasonic, AeroMobile’s services are available for installation either at the point of aircraft manufacture (line fit) or on aircraft in service (retrofit) across both Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
The AeroMobile service is currently available on; Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Air Italy, Air Serbia, Asiana Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, EuroWings, EVA Air, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Lufthansa, Malindo Air, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.