Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced the launch of their in-flight mobile services with AeroMobile, a unit of US-based telecom service provider Panasonic Avionics Corporation on Friday.
The Asian billionaire Mukesh Ambani-owned telecom along with AeroMobile will bring in-cabin mobile services such as voice, data, and SMS. The mobile data and SMS services will be accessible in all partner airlines but the outgoing voice service will remain available in selected airlines.
The Duo will initiate the mobile services on 22 flights on international routes. The telecom operator is collaborating with services such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss, Euro Wings, Lufthansa, Malindo Air and Alitalia.
At present, the in-flight services will be available to Indians traveling abroad and all the Jio customers will have access once connectivity is available in the Indian airspace.
“Jio Postpaid Plus brings with it industry-defining and highest-quality user experience, and through our partnership with AeroMobile, we will now offer in-flight roaming services at an attractive price. We are delighted to bring this new service to our customers,”
In a statement, the company stated that Postpaid Plus service users can use the in-flight voice and data facility, under plans starting from ₹ 499 with 24 hours validity and the pack can be used once the flight reaches 20,000 feet or higher altitude.
Being the first Indian mobile operator to launch an in-flight roaming bundle, this initiative will affirm the position of Jio as a technology giant to provide this new experience to its 400 million user base.