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Iranian Mobile Networks Get In-Flight Roaming

Iranian Mobile Networks Get In-Flight RoamingIranian Mobile Networks Get In-Flight Roaming

A third-party telecoms support firm, Mobiro has teamed up with the two biggest mobile network operators in Iran to offer in-flight roaming on dozens of international airlines, according to a press release from the company. The third-party firm, Payesh Namayesh Parham, allows the two biggest networks to catch up with Rightel who began offering the service in December. Now users of the two largest mobile networks can use voice, SMS and data while flying. The new service has been initiated in collaboration with OnAir; a Swiss company, which enables airline passengers to use their cell phones and laptops for calls, text messaging while in the air. The cost for calls, text message and Internet is 85,000, 30,000, and 650,000 rials respectively ($2.20, $0.80 and $16.50) 

Airlines in which Iranian cell phone users can now use this service include Aeroflot, All Nippon Airways, AZAL, British Airways, Cebu Pacific Air, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Libyan Air,  Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines and TAM.


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