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ACMA gives thumbs up to in-flight mobile phone use

But beware heavy charges

By: Steve Dougherty from Aug 2, 2010 @ 7:48 CDT

After a nine month trial of "pico" cell tranceiver stations from AeroMobile, with customers including Qantas, V Australia, Malaysia Airlines and Emirates, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has given the green light to allow passengers to use their mobiles in the air within Australian airspace.

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Airlines now have the ability to offer satellite services which can be accessed via roaming arrangements with their carriers. The source has all the details.

NEWS SOURCES:itnews.com.au

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