Aeromobile is a registered mobile network operator, which enables airline passengers to roam inflight. Through this partnership, Alitalia’s passengers will be able to use their own mobile devices inflight – for calls, texts and browsing the internet.
The connectivity service was launched on 4 June on two A330-200s (I-EJGA and I-EJGB), and will be installed across Alitalia’s fleet.
AeroMobile provides technology that allows the safe use of passengers' own mobile phones onboard aircraft. The service is currently available across 14 airlines including Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic. The company has roaming agreements with more than 279 network operators across 130 countries including O2, 3, EE and, in Italy, TIM and Vodafone.
The service is simple to use; passengers simply turn on their mobile device to connect to the network and are billed directly by their mobile operator. Prices are comparable to international roaming rates.
“We’re pleased to welcome Alitalia to our fleet of connected airlines. 2015 is proving to be an exciting period of growth for the company, particularly in Europe. More and more European passengers and airlines are seeing the benefits of inflight connectivity. We look forward to the continued expansion of our service throughout the year,” said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile.