Who knew Wi-Fi had wings? As with the travel industry keep up with fast-paced technology, American Airlines has flown well beyond its competitors when it recently launched a campaign that would allow nationwide in-flight broadband Internet service. American Airlines, teaming up with Aircell, the leading wireless data and voice communications provider in business aviation, announced the success of their broadband testing program that they conducted on fifteen aircraft. This revolution in in-flight broadband access is actually made possible by Aircellâ€™s unique air-to-ground network. Aircraft equipped with this WiFi based Internet breakthrough allow air travelers with compatible laptops, PDAs, or cellphones to access the web while they kick back and relax on their trips across the U.S.A.
American Airlines broadband Wi-Fi with Wings offers: Unlimited In-flight Broadband Internet Services; Coast-to-coast, border-to-border, U.S. coverage, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Canadian to the Mexican borders; Usable by passengers equipped with 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi enabled devices; Real-time access to the Internet (using the passengerâ€™s own browser, bookmarks, etc.); An array of context and destination-related content; Compatible with PDAs, iPhones, Blackberrys and even portable gaming systems!
Now your travel time will fly by as never before. Stay connected with your loved ones, stay on top of your business and keep abreast of news worldwide with this amazing new American Airlines service. Off course, such technology comes with a price. This service is only available to in-flight consumers for a fee. However, passengers who don’t want to pay extra for the service can still access the regular American Airlines and the Wall Street Journal Digest Edition websites. Also, sadly, the American Airlines AirCell service does not include support for VoIP.
Presently, this service is not available on all domestic routes, but American Airlines will be expanding the network rapidly. So be sure the check your flightâ€™s bandwidth next time, in addition to frequent flyier miles!
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