” A twenty-minute call could cost as much as your ticket” – Simon Calder, travel editor The Independent.
“….calls to and from commercial transport ships or aircraft are uncapped, because the capital and running costs tend to be much higher.
Ryanair’s inflight phone service will be operated by OnAir, a joint-venture communications company owned by Airbus and the airlines’ telecom provider, Sita. OnAir will charge the passenger’s mobile network a wholesale rate of between £2 and £3 per minute. (Of that, less than £1 is expected to go to Ryanair.) “
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London