AeroMobile, developer of in-flight cell phone services, has been granted membership of the GSM Association. The membership allows the use of GSMA roaming agreements, meaning that AeroMobile's network can be made available through international roaming agreements to any other GSM operator worldwide.
Said AeroMobile president Graham Lake: "The commercial use of GSM services onboard aircraft has taken another step forward and will soon be a reality for all passengers.
"The development of AeroMobile in an environment where there is currently no service will expand the service availability that GSM network providers can give to their customers and will allow them to look for increased roaming revenues.
"The customers will also benefit from being able to use their mobile phones on aircraft for business and leisure calls and messages. Further development of the AeroMobile service will also allow the use of PDA and other data exchange devices such as BlackBerrys."