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Singapore Airlines adds in-flight mobile technology

Singapore Airlines adds in-flight mobile technology | News | Breaking Travel News.

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I, like many people, have my phone in hand as my plane lands so I can turn off airplane mode and check my text messages and social networks as I wait for the plane to taxi into the gate. However, thanks to Singapore Airlines and Panasonic Avionics Corporation, waiting until you land to check your phone may become a thing of the past. Today, Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 777 became the first of eight aircraft to be equipped with “AeroMobile’s in flight mobile connectivity service” as it completed its inaugural flight from Singapore to London. The AeroMobile technology allows flyers to stay connected while they fly, whether that is sending text messages or browsing the Internet. AeroMobile currently supports any of the UK’s major mobile phone networks and the main three mobile operators in Singapore; M1, SingTel and StarHub. However, AeroMobile has agreements with over 220 other mobile operators worldwide, so it is just a matter of time before this technology makes its way to America. This technology can is not disruptive technology because it does not displace any existing technology. However, it does have the potential to add to the field of mobile tech development if other companies begin to develop similar services to compete with AeroMobile. Finally, this does not significantly impact the overall economy of mobile technology and development; it merely allows flyers to continue to user their devices as they would on the ground. 

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