In these increasingly information-driven times, maintaining Internet connectivity is something of an obsession for many businesspeople and commercial travelers. Without ready access to the Web, many people now feel cut off and frustrated. This is particularly true for those who make numerous flights or face long journeys by air. Even if getting online isn’t strictly necessary for your business, it can still be disconcerting to be unable to look at one’s email or check some important information on the company website. For this and other reasons, more and more airlines are adding in-flight Wi-Fi to their passenger services.
Internet Access Goes Airborne
Airlines can provide Wi-Fi on their fleet by means of an Ethernet connection. The Wi-Fi can be offered free of charge; alternatively, airlines can levy a fee for its use, generating extra revenue.
The rise of in-flight Internet connectivity is particularly good news for those who have adopted Internet-based hosted telephone services. Such hosted phone systems allow users to make calls from any location with an Internet connection — including on an airplane. Calls made over the Internet using a hosted telephone system are significantly less costly than expensive in-flight telephone calls.
Companies offering hosted telephone services provide voicemail and message services, which you can check using your in-flight Internet connection. This means that even on the longest flights, you don’t have to lose touch with your clients, suppliers or colleagues.
Internet Telephone Services in CT
Enterprises based in CT can make use of these hosted telephone services. Such services typically rely on a system known as private branch exchanges (PBX). These exchanges handle both internal calls, made between departments, and external calls to and from the company. Calls can be made via a computer headset, a conventional telephone or a cell phone.
Internet-based PBX services can be very inexpensive, especially when compared to the cost of long-distance and international calls made via conventional telephony. They also have the advantage of allowing you give your consumers a single number, rather than several separate numbers. This can be a free or low-cost number or a number for a particular geographical region, reducing your customers’ call costs when they want to contact you.
- Airlines are introducing in-flight Wi-Fi so that passengers can use Internet-enabled devices while flying.
- In-flight Wi-Fi can be used to access Internet-based hosted telephone services.
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