On-board roaming service for air passengers

In order to provide convenience and continuous connectivity to its passengers, Egypt Air, the flagship carrier of the Republic of Egypt, has joined STC’s international roaming on board flights enabling passengers to use their mobile phones during air travel.

STC stated that the air roaming service is available for Aljawal customers after take-off and until landing so that travelers can enjoy all the advantages of the service including incoming and outgoing phone calls, SMS’s, and emails, and internet browsing directly through their mobile phones onboard with a group of leading carriers including Emirates, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Egypt Air, Royal Jordanian, Wataniya Airways, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, and British Airways.

STC launched airplane roaming in 2007 for the first time globally with Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 and the new Airbus fleet of Emirates.

In another innovative and pioneering initiative, STC has offered a first of its kind offer in the region which enables 100 randomly drawn customers to get their roaming invoice fully paid for July and August in appreciation of the continued support and usage of the roaming services.

In June 2010 the company also announced the first summer surprise for this year by offering a free-of-charge call receiving service during roaming to all postpaid customers in more than 90 countries around the world and across all operating networks in these countries without exception.

STC has signed more than 1,200 agreements with international companies, ranging from postpaid roaming services and SAWA prepaid roaming services to 3G roaming, video call roaming, JawalNet roaming services and MMS service.

www.stc.com.sa

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