Delhizens, listen up! You will soon be able to make calls and use the internet in flights within the Indian airspace. *Wow, whaaa!*
No More Airplane Mode! | The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has finally allowed domestic and international airlines to offer in-flight voice calling and data services. *OMG!* India is amongst the few countries in the world that restricts in-flight internet services currently.
But now, TRAI has allowed the use of internet and call services when the flight crosses the altitude of 3,000 metres, and if you guys are worried that this might mean noisier cabins, then hear us out. Anticipating noisier cabins, several airlines have blocked voice calling and some apps like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Also, the internet doesn’t come cheap on some airlines, for instance, AirAsia charges Rs 130 for just 30 MB of data. Woah!
However, there’s still some time before in-flight internet and calls arrives in India. TRAI’s decision is likely to be implemented within the next 3-4 months. Till then, let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!
Sourced Via Conde Nast Traveller India