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May 25, 2005

Verizon Bundles Wireless With In-Flight Calling



Courtesy of Mobile Pipeline

Verizon Wireless Wednesday announced a bundle that will allow its subscribers to inexpensively use the in-flight Airfone Service.

The company said that subscribers can pay a $10 monthly fee and then pay 10 cents a minute for making calls while in flight.. Wireless subscribers who don't pay the monthly fee can make calls for 69 cents a minute. The standard price for Airfone service is a $3.99 set-up fee and $3.99 a minute.

In addition, users will be able to receive calls to their regular cell phone number while in-flight, Verizon Wireless said. After asking for the service, users enter their Verizon Wireless phone number, a personal identification number and seat number into the Airfone handset.

Airfone handsets are built into the backs of seats on a variety of U.S. airlines, including United, Continental, US Airways and Delta.

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