GLOBUL now offers on-board roaming services on certain flights of several airlines under an agreement with the international network OnAir.
GLOBUL clients now may initiate and receive phone calls and can send and receive SMS and will soon be able to use GPRS services as well.
Presently, the service is available on-board select flights, serviced by Airbus А318, А319, А320 and А321 jets by British Airways, TAP of Portugal, Qatar Airlines, TAM of Brazil and other carriers.
Outgoing calls to Bulgaria and other Eurozone countries costs BGN 5.28 per minute, while outgoing calls to other countries are being charged BGN 7 per minute. Incoming calls cost BGN 2.39 per minute. Sending an SMS costs BGN 0.90 while receiving SMSs is free of charge.
On-board roaming is possible as passengers' devices connect to an antenna onboard the aircraft and a mini-GSM network, which sends the calls and data via a satellite link to the public networks on the ground. Flight safety is guaranteed by numerous tests completed by Airbus and OnAir which has been certified by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
Full list of the carriers and the flights that offer on-board roaming is available at GLOBUL official website www.globul.bg.