Air NZ data charges

The Herald reports:

Passengers on Air New Zealand’s new black A320 will be able to make phone calls, send texts and check emails – if they are Vodafone customers.

The plane is one of two A320s which the airline is making “mobile phone capable” in the next month.

Being able to text and e-mail will be useful. Not so sure about the wisdom of voice calls, but to be fair in theory one can already make these on their international flights through the in seat phones.

Passengers will pay roaming costs of $3.50 a minute and 80c for every outbound text. They will also pay $20 per megabyte of data.

Well fuck that. $20,000 per GB of data is insanely high.

Will they also charge for incoming calls and texts?

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