MAXIS CUSTOMERS CAN NOW SURF THE SKIES WITH MAXIS ON AIRASIA
Travelers can make in-flight calls and access data at cheaper rates with Maxis on AirAsia
Have you ever feel like calling or texting someone when you are flying up on the air in an airplane with your own mobile phone? Seriously, you might forget to pass an important note to your colleague or even unsent email to your clients, what would you do? Usually you can’t do a thing when you are flying up in the air. However, all of that is going to change.
(L to R) Mr Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir, Mr Jean Pascal, COO of Maxis & Dato’ Abdul Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia launching the in-flight mobile communications service
A partnership in between Maxis, Air Asia and On Air offers seamless voice and data roaming services to its customers, wherever they are whether on ground or 30,000 feet in the air. As an added convenience, this partnership will enable Maxis customers flying on AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal to stay connected with their friends, family and business colleagues whilst en route to their overseas destinations. Using their own GSM mobile phones or smartphones they can make and receive voice calls, send text messages or emails and access the internet through GPRS. In particular, Maxis customers can take advantage of its attractive call charges and the cheaper data roaming rates that Maxis offers to more countries, compared to its nearest competitor.
The services are only available on selected Air Asia airplane. At this trial stage, AirAsia has equipped four out of its ninety six fleet of A320 with the GSMOB (GSM onboard) system to selected South East Asian routes from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal. The installation of the GSMOB system has proven that it does not compromise the airworthiness of the aircraft at any stage of the flight as it has undergone a rigorous certification process by aviation authorities. AirAsia considers safety to be the most important aspect of its operations and is stringent about complying with the highest international standards and procedures.
How do you know that which Air Asia airplane has installed the GSMOB? The flight attendants will announce the services availability if there is on board. Please check out the video below for an example how to use your mobile phone up in the air:
As an added enticement to use this service, randomly selected lucky Maxis users who switch on their mobile devices during their flight will receive an SMS that will entitle them to redeem a free drink on board the flight.
Make and receive those important calls and sms, send and receive emails, browse the web or even instant messaging 30,000 up in the air now with Maxis and Air Asia !
For more info and RATES please check out it at http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/mobile/intl/ir_airasia.asp