Ryanair yesterday launched OnAir's inflight mobile phone service onboard 20 Dublin-based aircraft. Technology enables passengers to use mobile phones and PDAs to make and receive calls at international roaming rates as well as SMS and e-mail. Service will be available initially to customers of O2 and some 50 other mobile operators across Europe before being installed across the carrier's fleet of more than 170 aircraft. Prices depend on individual billing plans.

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