September 14, 2008

Internet in the Sky: Surf but Donít Call

New technology lets you get broadband Internet service while in flight, but airlines have erected technological barriers to block VoIP, as the debate over public cellphone use continues. The New York Times reports.

"Thanks to gogo , a new technology by aircell, you can get broadband Internet service on your laptop. But one thing you may not do is use that Internet hookup for VoIP, the voice over Internet protocol services provided by companies like Skype.

... Worried about the in-flight equivalent of road rage, airlines have been less than enthusiastic about any form of voice-call capability."

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