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TAM and Oi Promote Lower Rates for Inflight Calls

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Oi, one of Brazilís leading mobile phone companies, is working with OnAir and TAM Airlines to halve the cost of using OnAir's inflight GSM mobile phone network.

The promotion is designed to make inflight connectivity more popular on domestic flights.

During this promotion, Oi Postpay customers travelling with TAM will pay 50% less for using their own mobile phones, smartphones and tablets for calls, texting, emailing and synchronizing applications during flights.

OnAirís inflight GSM mobile phone service is available on TAM routes within Brazil. TAM has a critical mass of 31 aircraft equipped with inflight connectivity, meaning the service now reaches a significant passenger population; Andore aircraft will be equipped during 2012.

ďNow that OnAir connectivity has been deployed across so much of TAMís fleet, the time could not be better for Oi, TAM and OnAir to promote the innovative connectivity service intensively,Ē said Ian Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer OnAir. ďOur ultimate aim is to ensure inflight connectivity is affordable for everyone by bringing the cost closer to terrestrial prices.Ē

OnAir inflight GSM mobile phone and Internet services are currently available on 16 airlines across the world.

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