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Soon, you'll be able to make calls, surf the internet while flying

Services likely to be launched in 3-4 months, will be available once aircraft reaches altitude of 3,000 meters

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Dot  |  Telecom Commission  |  Wifi

Kiran Rathee & Arindam Majumder  |  New Delhi 

Your next vacation may well be quite different as the government has decided to let you use your phone for calls and messaging while you are in the skies. In all likelihood, within the next three to four months, service providers and aviation companies will make calling possible while flying, officials said on Tuesday.

Typically, on any flight a passenger will be able to buy data packs for use during a journey. According to Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan, service providers can provide internet as well as voice service on domestic and international flights over the Indian ...

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First Published: Wed, May 02 2018. 02:46 IST
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