Jio and AeroMobile, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, have partnered to launch India’s first in-flight services for JioPostpaid Plus users.
Jio’s in-flight service will allow every Indian traveller travelling abroad, to stay connected with voice and data services on a flight, at affordable rates. Currently, the in-flight services will be available to Indians when they travel abroad. Once the services are available in the Indian airspace, all Jio customers will have first access to them, so that they are connected even on flights within India.
“As the first Indian operator to launch an in-flight roaming bundle this proposition further cements Jio’s position as a market innovator and a technology leader, with a highly competitive offering that brings more value and greater experience for its nearly 400 million strong user base,” Jio said in a statement issued on Friday.
“Jio Postpaid Plus brings with it industry-defining and highest-quality user experience, and through our partnership with AeroMobile we will now offer in-flight roaming services at an attractive price,” Jio director Akash Ambani said.
“We are delighted to bring this new service to our customers, who will be able to enjoy seamless, high-quality and secure roaming at 20,000 feet, keeping every JioPostpaid Plus user connected, always,” said Ambani. Kevin Rogers, CEO, AeroMobile, said, “We are pleased to partner with Jio, and broaden the reach of our connectivity services across India. With the new in-flight roaming bundle, JioPostpaid Plus customers no longer need to worry about connectivity whilst traveling.”
“This new market-leading proposition shows continued commitment to providing the very best service to customers,” Rogers added. Jio users with valid in-flight connectivity pack can start using the pack, once their flight (supported) reaches 20,000 feet or higher in the following way:
- Switch on the smartphone and turn-off the Airplane Mode
- Your phone will automatically connect to the AeroMobile network. The network name may differ dependent on the handset
- If the phone does not connect to the AeroMobile network automatically, one will need to go to ‘Carrier’ in the phone settings and manually select AeroMobile
- Ensure Data Roaming is on to use data services
- Once connected, one will receive a welcome text and other relevant information
- One can now use your mobile phone to call, text, email and surf the internet